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The Phase IIb study will enroll mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease patients who will be randomized to three separate doses of EVP-6124 or placebo over six months. Efficacy will primarily be determined by the ADAS-Cog scale, a commonly used and accepted measure of cognition in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Secondary assessments will include other cognitive and clinical measures. EVP-6124 also is being tested in patients with schizophrenia in a separate Phase IIb study that started in late 2009.

Two previous studies with EVP-6124 in Alzheimer's disease patients demonstrated that it was well tolerated and produced significant effects on a variety of cognitive measures of brain function such as attention, memory and executive function (complex thinking tasks). EVP-6124 had procognitive effects in two separate clinical trials: one study conducted in Alzheimer's disease patients already treated with Acetyl Choline Esterase Inhibitors (AChEI) and one in Alzheimer's disease patients not on AChEI therapy (naive patients).

EVP-6124 is a selective agonist for the alpha-7 subtype of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and is being developed by EnVivo for potential cognitive enhancement in both schizophrenia and Alzheimer's patients. It has been shown to have excellent CNS penetration, oral bioavailability, pharmacokinetics and metabolic profile.

SOURCE EnVivo Pharmaceuticals