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ELTE-led consortium winds up drug development project

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A consortium led by Budapest's Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has completed a HUF 1.8 billion project to develop a drug to treat patients suffering from spastic limbs after stroke, ELTE told news agency MTI.

The compound the consortium developed, MPH-220, promotes neurite growth to reduce muscle spasms common after nervous system injuries such as stroke. The compound has made it through the pre-clinical phase of tests, clearing the way for phase I clinical tests.

Talks with groups of investors have started on cooperating on the possible clinical development of the compound. 

ELTE was joined in the consortium by Printnet and Neuroct. András Málnási-Csizmadia led the project, dubbed Neurelaxin, which was supported by a HUF 1.5 bln grant from the National Competitiveness and Excellence Program.

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