Dual-Target Vaccine to be Tested for Alzheimer’s
Biopharmaceutical company Intellect Neurosciences, Inc., has entered into a collaboration agreement with the University of California, Irvine to test RV03—a preclinical, first-in-class, dual-acting peptide vaccine candidate—to induce an immune response against beta amyloid and delta tau. RV03 will be tested for both its therapeutic and prophylactic potential regarding Alzheimer’s disease.
RV03 is a product of Intellect’s RECALL-VAX platform technology that is designed to produce antibodies that specifically target the unique molecular signatures that exist only in products of protein metabolism. In contrast to other Alzheimer’s disease vaccines in development that target single proteins, RV03 is uniquely capable of eliciting an immune response against both amyloid beta and delta tau at the same time.
Once complete, the researchers will be ready to embark on an aggressive development program to test RV03 in human clinical trials and expect that results will help develop a method to safely halt the progression, and perhaps even prevent the onset, of Alzheimer’s disease.
Source.“Intellect Neurosciences Enters Collaboration Agreement with Leading Alzheimer’s Research Group at University of California Irvine to Test First in Class Dual Target Vaccine.” (2012, April 17). Retrieved May 4, 2012, from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/intellect-neurosciences-enters-collaboration-agreement-with-leading-alzheimers-research-group-at-university-of-california-irvine-to-test-first-in-class-dual-target-vaccine-147736205.html.
Wheelchair Slipcovers Provide Comfort and Ease
Sure Fit Inc., a provider of slipcovers and related accessories, has launched the new Sure Fit Wheelchair Covers and Cushions. Offering comfort and support and incorporating patent- and patent-pending technology, Sure Fit is now providing an easy-to-use and hygienic solution to wheelchair users, both long and short term.
The Wheelchair Covers and Cushions are designed to fit standard manual wheel and desk manual wheelchairs and feature memory foam padding for comfort and storage pockets for versatility. Additionally, the covers are treated with Scotchgard™ stain release and are machine washable for easy care and cleanup. For more information, visit http://www.surefit.com.
Source.“Sure Fit Announces Launch of Innovative Slipcovers for Wheelchairs.” (2012, April 3). Retrieved May 4, 2012, from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sure-fit-announces-launch-of-innovative-slipcovers-for-wheelchairs-145911325.html.
EmSeeQ® Devices Aid in Quick Rescues
EmFinders ( http://www.emfinders.com) is a new technology company that has developed a device and subscription service for locating people with Alzheimer’s disease or other impaired adults and children who wander and become lost.
The wristwatch-style EmSeeQ® device, which has a secure steel mesh band and a unique locking mechanism that requires a key to open, uses patented E911 technology to transmit the wearer’s location. When a wearer is reported missing, department personnel remotely activate the device to dial 9-1-1 and report the location to emergency responders using cellular triangulation. This method is more effective than GPS-based locators because E911 technology works inside buildings, under canopies, and in remote areas, providing rescuers with more accurate information to assist in the recovery of lost individuals. EmSeeQ devices have played a key role in more than 100 rescues.
Source.“Lost Assisted Living Community Resident Quickly Rescued Thanks to EmFinders® EmSeeQ® Device.” (2012, March 28). Retrieved May 4, 2012, from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lost-assisted-living-community-resident-quickly-rescued-thanks-to-emfinders-emseeq-device-144625125.html