Appoints Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, Leading Pioneer in Alzheimer’s Disease
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alzamend Neuro™, Inc. (Alzamend™ or the “Company”) announced today that it had appointed its first member to its Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, a leading and acclaimed pioneer in the study and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Wisniewski is a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist and is the Director of the NYU Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment who operates an active research laboratory focusing on neurodegenerative disorders with a particular focus on the mechanisms that drive amyloid deposition in Alzheimer’s and prion diseases. This work has led to over 300 peer-reviewed publications, 25 issued patents, and continuous funding from the NIH for over 26 years.
The Company believes Dr. Wisniewski will be an exemplary member of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board and will work well with its CEO, Stephan Jackman, to provide the leadership necessary to navigate the scientific and regulatory challenges commonly faced by a developmental biotech company as it pursues the commercialization of its two patented therapeutic solutions for Alzheimer’s disease. “Dr. Wisniewski’s appointment as a member of our Scientific Advisory Board is extremely opportune since we anticipate Alzamend™ will have a more vigorous agenda in advancing our treatments for Alzheimer’s for the remainder of 2019 and over the next few years,” stated Mr. Jackman. Mr. Jackman continued, “We appreciate the accomplishments by Dr. Wisniewski during his career as both a researcher and Director of one of only 30 NIH-funded Alzheimer Centers in the U.S.”
Dr. Wisniewski’s career has been dedicated to researching and developing treatments for numerous conditions including Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, prion disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease, multiple system atrophy and memory loss. This has led him to receive numerous awards, honors and recognitions including being elected as a Distinguished Fellow in 2014, receiving the 2009 Prion Prize, the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Award in 2002 and being recognized every year by “Best Doctors in America” since 2008. Dr. Wisniewski has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Chief Editor of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience since 2018.
Dr. Wisniewski earned his MD at King’s College London GKT School of Medical Education and completed his residencies and chief residencies in neurology and neuropathology at NYU School of Medicine and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, respectively.
Dr. Wisniewski stated, “I look forward to working on the Alzamend™ team and its Scientific Advisory Board to leverage my experience with innovative science and research to help move the Company’s patented solutions through the clinical trial process and into market to help those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.”
In the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, estimated to effect over 5.8 million adults today. The company’s goal is to move two therapeutic technologies out of the research and preclinical testing stages into clinical trials as it works toward commercialization. It is projected that by the year 2050, one in three seniors will have AD or another form of dementia and the disease may affect as many as 88 million adults if a cure is not found. Alzheimer's disease is one of the costliest chronic diseases in the United States and the 2019 economic impact to society was $293 billion.
The Company recommends its shareholders and any interested parties read its public reports and financial statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for further information. All public filings, financial statements, management profiles and other Company information are available on the Company’s web site, www.Alzamend.com™.
About Alzamend Neuro™, Inc.
Alzamend Neuro™, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its corporate headquarters in the State of Florida. The mission of Alzamend Neuro™ is to support the full product development life cycle of treatment and cures for Alzheimer’s driven by the belief that strong support of research is the foundation for true innovation. The Company is providing current hope through the commercialization of existing patented intellectual property and know-how while simultaneously funding future hope through advanced research and development. Alzamend Neuro’s™ underlying goal is to get a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s to market at a reasonable cost as quickly as possible. Far too many suffer daily, patients and caretakers alike, from the burden created by the nation’s 6th leading cause of death and ‘most feared disease’.
The vision of Alzamend Neuro™ has been to license CAO22W®, the patented mutant peptide for use in immunotherapy and LiProSal, a lithium-based ionic cocrystal oral therapy for patients that have long suffered with the effects of AD from the University of South Florida. There are no profound treatments today for Alzheimer’s. With CAO22W® and LiProSal™, the Company is very hopeful that Alzamend™ can change that. It is one of the Company’s strategic goals to support the continuing research by the teams at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and other USF Health Colleges to develop and commercialize their results into meaningful solutions.
From his family’s personal experience with relatives having been afflicted with AD, Mr. Milton “Todd” Ault, III, the Company’s Founder and Executive Chairman, diligently studied the status of treatments and the landscape of medical technology. Mr. Ault selected USF and its formative intellectual property and formed Alzamend Neuro™. With over twenty-seven years of experience on Wall Street as an activist driven by his relentless passion for business and technology, Mr. Ault’s efforts have culminated in a commitment to depart from the traditional while forging ahead with an innovative, yet disruptive path to financing the commercialization and the discovery of future solutions.
Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and those statements are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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