Author Archives: Diogo Pinto

Active Biotech Regains Rights to Laquinimod to Continue Studying Its Potential

Active Biotech. has regained global development and commercialization rights of laquinimod, an investigational immunotherapy for neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s disease (HD) and multiple sclerosis (MS). The move came after Teva Pharmaceutical, the company that previously held laquinimod’s rights, decided not to continue its clinical development. After several years…

CHDI Foundation Joins PTC’s Quest to Develop Huntington’s Therapies

CHDI Foundation has teamed up with PTC Therapeutics to try to advance PTC’s work on small-molecule compounds that can reduce the production of huntingtin, the protein responsible for Huntington’s disease. The compounds have shown promise. They decreased the protein in a mouse model carrying the human huntingtin gene. And they…