ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX:AEN), a developer of innovative medicines for serious central nervous system diseases, announced today that it will hold its 1st quarter 2011 investor conference call on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 1:00pm EDT. James S. Kuo, M.D., M.B.A., Adeona's Chief Executive Officer, will host the call.
The Company will be joined by special guest, Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D., Director, University of California, Los Angeles ( UCLA) Multiple Sclerosis Program, UCLA Department of Neurology, and Lead Principal Investigator of the multi-center clinical trial evaluating Adeona's Trimesta™ (oral estriol) drug candidate for multiple sclerosis (MS) in women. Dr. Voskuhl is the investigator who discovered that the female sex hormone, estriol, could suppress MS-like symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. This preclinical research led to a 10-patient clinical study that showed an 82% decrease in brain lesions over a six month period. This clinical study was followed by a 150-patient, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of Trimesta that is currently underway at 15 centers in the United States. Dr. Voskuhl's preclinical and clinical work has been scientifically reviewed and awarded over $8 million in grant funding by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and other third party groups. In addition to providing an update of the Trimesta clinical trial, Dr. Voskuhl will share insights into her proposed new mechanism to treat MS patients and will take questions about her research.
Interested parties should call toll free 1-800-860-2442 (U.S.) or 1-866-605-3852 ( Canada), or from outside North America +1 412-858-4600, fifteen minutes before the start of the call to register and identify themselves as registrants of the 'Adeona' Conference Call. Any registered caller on the toll free line may ask to be placed in the queue for the Question & Answer session. The call will be simulcast on the web at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=79592. If you are unable to participate during the live conference call, the webcast will be available for replay at the same URL ( http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=79592) for 30 days after the call.
About Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Adeona is a pharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of serious central nervous system diseases. The Company's strategy is to license product candidates that have demonstrated a certain level of clinical efficacy and develop them to a stage that results in a significant commercial collaboration. Currently, Adeona is developing, or has partnered the development of, the following product candidates: a prescription medical food for the dietary management of zinc deficiency associated with Alzheimer's disease, and drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, age-related macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis. For more information, please visit Adeona's website at www.adeonapharma.com. This release includes forward-looking statements on Adeona's current expectations and projections about future events. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "could," "potential," "positions," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believe," "estimates," and similar expressions. These statements are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and include statements regarding new mechanisms to treat MS patients. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Adeona's forward-looking statements include, among others, the failure of the new mechanisms to be successful in treating MS, a lack of funding despite the recent grants, our failure to successfully commercialize a new oral therapy for multiple sclerosis, the availability of additional financial and other resources and the allocation of resources among different potential uses, a failure of our clinical trial to complete enrollment in the anticipated time period or to achieve desired results, our ability to initiate additional clinical programs for multiple sclerosis and other factors described in Adeona's report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and any other filings with the SEC. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Adeona undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law. SOURCE Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc.