Intellect Neurosciences CEO Daniel Chain Provides Conference Highlights of Alzheimer's Drug Development Summit in Neurotech Insights Magazine

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NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. (OTCBB:ILNS) announces Dr. Daniel G. Chain, Chairman and CEO, provided conference highlights from the December 11-12 Alzheimer's Drug Development Summit in Neurotech Insights magazine. Dr. Chain was a Distinguished Speaker at the conference.

In addition to Dr. Chain's presentation, titled "Recent Advancements in Vaccine Development for AD Prophylaxis and Management," which reviewed the challenges associated with the development of a safe and effective Alzheimer's vaccine and described the rationale in support of Intellect's ground-breaking approach, Dr. Chain provided overviews of the major talks of the conference. His overview concluded with an analysis of the way the federal government has failed to address the cost of development for new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

In the article, Dr. Chain commented, "I fully concur with the Neurotechnology Industry Association's (NIO) belief that the solution to the problem of prevalence of neurological disease and the public health burden it presents lies in creating new market exclusivity for sponsors of novel disease-modifying therapeutics that are targeted to neurodegenerative disease, especially AD. The rationale of the NIO initiative follows that of the 1983 Orphan Drug Act, which has since spurred development of new medicines for hundreds of orphan diseases that, otherwise, would not have been addressable given the small market size. A guaranteed market exclusivity period of ten years would be sufficient to tilt the cost-benefit consideration toward continuing drug development for neurodegenerative diseases."

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Intellect Neurosciences, Inc., develops innovative approaches aimed at arresting or preventing Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, with a specific focus on proteinopathies. Intellect's pipeline includes therapeutic vaccines, antibodies and neuroprotective antibody drug conjugates. For more information, please visit

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