ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 9, 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 third quarter 2011 investor conference call on Monday, November 14, 2011, at 2:00pm EST. James S. Kuo, M.D., M.B.A., Adeona's Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of the Company's multiple sclerosis (MS), ALS and Alzheimer's clinical development programs and commercialization efforts of wellZin™, Adeona's zinc acetate lozenges for reducing the duration and symptoms of the common cold. Julie Caudill, Adeona's Vice President of Finance, will review the Company's financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.
Adeona 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 ongoing multi-center clinical trial evaluating Trimesta™ for relapsing-remitting MS in women. In addition to providing an overview of the Trimesta clinical trial, Dr. Voskuhl will share her insights into the mechanism to treat MS patients and will take questions about her research.
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 the 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.
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=83585. 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=83585 for 30 days after the call.About Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Adeona is a pharmaceutical company focused on 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. Adeona is developing, or has partnered the development of, drug product candidates to treat multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's disease. The Company is currently preparing to make the following products commercially available: reaZin™, a prescription medical food for the dietary management of zinc deficiency associated with Alzheimer's disease, and wellZin™, a homeopathic over-the-counter medicine for reducing the duration and symptoms of the common cold. Adeona also operates Adeona Clinical Laboratory, a wholly owned clinical reference laboratory that provides a broad array of chemistry and microbiology diagnostic tests. 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," "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 the benefits of estriol. 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, a failure of the Dr. Voskuhl's clinical trial to provide desired results, a failure by us or our collaborators to initiate clinical trials for our other development programs 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.