H. Lundbeck A/S is a Danish international pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development, production, marketing, and sale of drugs for the treatment of disorders in the central nervous system , including depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, epilepsy and insomnia.Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark Lundbeck has international production facilities in Denmark, Mexico, Italy and France and affiliates or sales offices in 57 countries. Lundbeck employs around 5.500 people globally , and the company’s products are registered in more than 100 countries world wide.In 2013, the company's revenue was DKK 15.2 billion .Lundbeck is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange .Lundbeck is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations and of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations Wikipedia.

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The present invention is directed to the combined use of BACE1 inhibitor of Formula I and a compound useful in active or passive Tau immunotherapy, a compound useful in active or passive A peptide immunotherapy, an NMDA receptor antagonists, an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor, an antiepileptic, an anti-inflammatory drug, a Tau aggregation inhibitor or an SSRI for the treatment of neurodegenerative or cognitive disorders.

The present invention relates to compounds useful in therapy, to compositions comprising said compounds, and to methods of treating diseases comprising administration of said compounds. The compounds referred to are positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) of the nicotinic acetylcholine 7 receptor.

Lundbeck and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. | Date: 2016-05-03

Therapeutic uses of 4-[2-(4-methylphenylsulfanyl)phenyl]piperidine and therapeutically acceptable salts thereof are provide.

Crystalline forms of 4-[2-(4-methylphenylsulfanyl)-phenyl]piperidine and salts thereof are provided, e.g., for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Lundbeck | Date: 2017-01-25

This invention is directed to 6-[4-METHYL-1-(PYRlMIDIN-2-YLMETHYL)PYRROLIDIN-3-YL]-3-TETRAHYDROPYRAN-4-YL-7H-IMIDAZO[1,5-A]PYRAZIN-8-ONE and pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salts thereof, which are PDE9 enzyme inhibitors. The invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the invention and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The present invention also provides processes for the preparation of the compounds of invention. The present invention further provides a method of treating a subject suffering from a neurodegenerative disorder comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the invention. The present invention further provides a method of treating a subject suffering from a psychiatric disorder comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I).

The present invention relates to nalmefene for use in the reduction of alcohol consumption in a patient with alcohol dependence who has a high drinking risk level. The present invention also relates to nalmefene for use in the reduction of alcohol consumption in a patient with alcohol dependence who maintains a high DRL after an observation period following initial assessment.

Lundbeck and Takeda Pharmaceuticals United States Inc. | Date: 2017-01-11

New pharmaceutical uses of 1-[2-(2,4-dimethylphenylsulfanyl)phenyl]piperazine and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are provided.

The present invention relates to deuterated 1-piperazino-3-phenyl-indanes and salts thereof with activity at dopamine receptors D_(1) and D_(2) as well as the 5HT_(2) receptors in the central nervous system, for use as a medicament and for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-03-2015 | Award Amount: 6.00M | Year: 2016

COSYN integrates outstanding European academic and three large Pharma to exploit genomic findings for intellectual disability (ID), autism, and schizophrenia. We capitalise on comorbidity, from clinic to cells and synapses, and have access to large existing samples. We focus on rare genetic variants of strong effect in patients with clinical comorbidity. Our aims are: (1) Understand comorbidity by comparing symptom and syndrome overlap with novel neurobiological criteria; (2) Elucidate mechanisms of comorbidity using neurobiology for the major genomic clue of synaptic dysfunction to unravel the cellular mechanisms of comorbidity; (3) Generate novel neuronal cell models by using advanced technologies to make neurons from carefully selected patients, and use genome editing to create or correct genetic variants. Multiple advanced neuroscience platforms are in place to evaluate an extensive set of molecular and cellular parameters, and to identify alterations in synaptic biology characteristic of ID, autism, and schizophrenia. These cellular models will, with Pharma partners, be up-scaled to provide industry-standard cellular assays for compound screening; (4) Refine diagnostic tools, use novel genomic and cellular features to improve disease classification and discriminate specific patient subtypes; and (5) Case studies in precision medicine: with Pharma partners, identify patients with a genetic change whose consequences can be reproducibly ameliorated in vitro by an approved medication. Recommend to the patient and clinician a double-blinded, N-of-one crossover case study to evaluate the clinical utility of a medication precisely indicated for that person. COSYN is an integrated, state-of-art, bench-to-bedside programme focused on personalised therapeutics. COSYN is a crucial next step in decoding the genetic findings via intensive focus on the clinical and molecular comorbidities of ID, autism, and schizophrenia.

The main focus of TreatER is conducting a randomized, placebo-controlled, first-in-human, proof-of-concept, safety and efficacy study of intracerebrally administered CDNF protein therapy in patients with Parkinsons disease (PD), using a neurosurgically implanted Drug Delivery System (DDS), which will also be clinically validated in the study. Thus the TreatER project has two independent goals, either of which alone can have significant impact addressing unmet clinical needs in chronic diseases, and advancing innovative European technologies: 1) Proof-of-concept of CDNF protein therapy for disease modification in PD. The patented European innovation CDNF has further potential in other ER stress related indications. 2) Clinical validation of DDS, an already clinically tested approach for accurately targeted intracerebral infusions in PD. The patented European innovation DDS has also significant potential in other indications needing intracerebral infusions. The clinical study builds on extensive preclinical research and related data on CDNF, including completed acute and chronic toxicology studies in non-human primates supporting an excellent safety profile. Further, the clinical study builds on existing clinical experience on DDS and related neurosurgery. Both conventional and novel means for assessing the efficacy of the treatment will be utilized. This requires strong interdisciplinary expertise and knowledge available in the consortium, including: Regulatory expertise in drug and medical device development; neurological and neurosurgical expertise in PD; PET imaging expertise specific to PD; Scientific expertise in novel neurotrophic factors, in specific CDNF; and GMP manufacturing expertise of novel biological drug compounds. Clinical trial applications are currently being submitted in Finland and Sweden, in accordance with previously obtained scientific advice from regulatory authorities in those countries as well as from MHRA (UK) and EMAs ITF.

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