Cassava Sciences to Present New Clinical Dataset at 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
a Poster Presentation -
- Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease: amyloid beta42, total tau, P-tau181
- Biomarkers of neurodegeneration: neurogranin, neurofilament light chain (NfL)
- Biomarkers of neuroinflammation: YKL-40, sTREM2 and HMGB1
“Cassava Sciences’ contributions to AAIC showcase our efforts to develop innovative product candidates for people living with Alzheimer’s disease,” said
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SavaDx is Cassava Sciences’ investigational diagnostic to detect Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of SavaDx is to make the detection of Alzheimer’s as simple as getting a blood test, possibly years before the appearance of any overt clinical symptoms. SavaDx was substantially funded by a peer-reviewed research grant award from the
Simufilam (sim-uh-FILL-am) is a proprietary, small molecule (oral) drug that restores the normal shape and function of altered filamin A (FLNA), a scaffolding protein, in the brain. Altered FLNA in the brain disrupts the normal function of neurons, leading to Alzheimer’s pathology, neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation. The underlying science for simufilam is published in peer-reviewed journals, including
About Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking skills. As of 2020, there were approximately 50 million people worldwide living with dementia, a figure expected to increase to 150 million by 2050.1 The annual global cost of dementia is now above $1 trillion, according to Alzheimer’s
Cassava Sciences’ mission is to discover and develop innovations for chronic, neurodegenerative conditions. Over the past 10 years,
Simufilam and SavaDx were both developed in-house.
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2 Source: https://www.alz.org/aaic/about/overview.asp, accessed
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