ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of precision treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that the Company's sponsored research agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC) has received a matching Industry Partnered Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
The peer-reviewed matching grant of $262,500 from CIHR supports the multi-year, Company-sponsored agreement, which is focused on furthering the evaluation and characterization of antibodies specifically targeting toxic amyloid beta (Abeta) oligomers under development by ProMIS Neurosciences, including lead development products PMN310 and PMN350.
Commenting on today's announcement, Dr. Neil Cashman, ProMIS Chief Scientific Officer and Canada Research Chair in Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding Diseases at UBC, stated: "The research resulting from the ProMIS sponsored research agreement and related CIHR grant will provide a strong preclinical foundation to support the rapid advancement of our clinical candidates for oligomer-specific immunotherapy of Alzheimer's disease."
About ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc.
ProMIS Neurosciences is a TSX listed biotech company (trading symbol: PMN.TO), headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Company's mission is to discover and develop precision medicine therapeutics for effective treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's disease and ALS.