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Drug Names(s): ABT-107
Description: ABT-107 is an a7-subtype neuronal nicotinic receptor (NNR) agonist, which has shown promise in preclinical models relevant for the treatment of cognitive deficits. Alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are thought to be involved in memory, cognition, synaptic plasticity, and neuronal survival. They not only mediate cholinergic transmission but also influence signaling at noncholinergic synapses (such as glutamate and serotonin). In addition, they may mediate dopamine release in response to nicotine, particularly in the nucleus accumbens, part of the classic reward pathway.
Deal Structure: From 1999 to 2003 NeuroSearch and Abbott collaborated within the field of Neuronal Nicotine Acetycholine Receptors (NNRs). According to the terms of the license agreement, Abbott has all rights to ABT-107 and will finance all costs relating to the development and commercialization of the drug. NeuroSearch will receive milestone payments as well as royalties on Abbotts global sales, if the drug is successfully commercialized.
Partners: NeuroSearch A/S
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