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Acorda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company based in Ardsley, New York, USA. The company develops drugs to improve therapies that improve neurological function in people with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. Acorda manufactures and markets the drugs Zanaflex, Ampyra and Qutenza in the United States. Wikipedia.

Acorda Therapeutics | Date: 2015-07-02

The present disclosure relates to protein and nucleic acid mutants of chondroitinase ABCI. Such nucleic acid mutants encode for chondroitinase ABCI mutant enzymes exhibiting altered chondroitin lyase activity or increased resistance to inactivation from stressors including UV light or heat. Methods of using such nucleic acid mutants encoding chondroitinase ABCI mutant enzymes is also provided.

Acorda Therapeutics | Date: 2015-03-09

An article and method for reducing somnolence in a patient receiving tizanidine therapy. Tizanidine may be administered in the form of an immediate release multiparticulate composition at or around the time food is consumed. The composition may be packaged in a container for distribution.

The invention relates to treatment of heart failure in a mammal. Accordingly, the invention is directed to establishing a dosing regimen whereby the therapeutic benefits conferred by administration of a neuregulin such as glial growth factor 2 (GGF2) or a subsequence thereof are maintained and/or enhanced, while concomitantly minimizing any potential side effects.

Acorda Therapeutics | Date: 2014-04-17

Compositions are provided that contain a TRPV1 agonist, such as capsaicin, and a solvent system. Topical application of the composition results in rapid delivery of agonist to the dermis and epidermis. Method of using the compositions for reducing nociceptive nerve fiber function in subjects, and for treatment of capsaicin-responsive conditions are also provided.

Acorda Therapeutics | Date: 2015-02-23

The present invention provides carbonate prodrugs which comprise a carbonic phosphoric anhydride prodrug moiety attached to the hydroxyl or carboxyl group of a parent drug moiety. The prodrugs may provide improved physicochemical properties over the parent drug. Also provided are methods of treating a disease or condition that is responsive to the parent drug using the carbonate prodrugs, as well as kits and unit dosages.

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