Wednesday, November 08, 2006
MultiCell Technologies CEO to Present Key Research Data at New York Academy of Sciences' Animal Models Conference
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 7, 2006 - MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:MCET), developing first-in-class drugs based on advanced immune system modulation and other proprietary technologies, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stephen Chang will be one of the featured presenters this week at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) conference to explore new treatments for type-1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis (MS).
MultiCell is a leader in the development of novel methods to modulate the immune system to provide potential new treatments for a number of major health threats and unmet medical needs. In particular, MultiCell is focused on the development of MCT-125 and MCT-275. MCT-125 is a first-in-class drug for treatment of chronic fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis. Currently there are no FDA approved drugs for the treatment of fatigue in patients with MS. MCT-275, also a first-in-class patent protected therapeutic, is indicated for the treatment of early on-set type-1 diabetes. In preclinical animal modes, MCT-275 lowered blood sugar levels to within normal range, and prevented death in the experimental group compared to the control group where all animals died as a result of the excessive blood sugar levels.
The New York Academy of Sciences conference, entitled, "How do We Best Employ Animal Models for Type 1 Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis," is scheduled for November 8-9, 2006.
"Our innovative immune modulation technologies are enabling us to advance MCT-175 and MCT-275 as much-needed medical treatments," said Dr. Chang. "We are very excited about sharing our data with our colleagues and building on the momentum we have built over the past year, as we continue to drive the next generation of autoimmune-based therapies to the bedside."
Dr. Chang's presentation, entitled, "A Translational Perspective on New Technology," is scheduled for 11:00 am, Nov. 8. The meeting will take place at the Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, CA.
Among the topics of discussion, Dr. Chang will highlight MultiCell's therapeutic pipeline with drug candidates already in various advanced stages of human clinical trials. MCT-125 targets the chronic fatigue symptom in MS patients, while MCT-175 is being developed as a treatment of relapsing-remitting MS. MCT-275 for the treatment of early onset type-1 diabetes.
The conference proceedings will be published as a volume of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, a series with a substantial international circulation. The Annals are disseminated globally to scientific, medical, and educational institutions and libraries, and are also available to Academy members and other interested professionals and students. The Institute for Scientific Information rates the Annals in the top 2 percent of more than 4,000 scientific publications.
Established in 1817, NYAS has more than 23,000 members in more than 150 countries, with an ever-expanding international membership. Part of the reason for this success is the collection of eBriefings - digital versions of meetings like the one Dr. Chang will be presenting. These eBriefings are not only a major NYAS asset but are also a cutting-edge tool for advancing scientific communication worldwide.
About MultiCell Technologies, Inc.
MultiCell Technologies, Inc. is an integrated biopharmaceutical company committed to the development of breakthrough therapeutics based on a portfolio of therapeutic candidates and patented drug development technology. MultiCell's drug development program is focused on modulation of the immune system. The Company's lead drug candidates include drugs to treat MS-related chronic fatigue, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes and infectious disease. The Company also holds unique cell-based technology for use in drug discovery screening applications, and is a leading producer of the cell lines needed by the biotechnology industry to develop new drugs and therapeutics.
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