BIAL enters the US and acquires “promising” Parkinson’s disease programmes

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Author: Simge Eva DoganPublished: 8 October 2020

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Portugal-based pharmaceutical company BIAL has launched a new research centre, BIAL Biotech, in Massachusetts, US, which will focus on genetically defined Parkinson’s disease.

BIAL has also announced that it has acquired Parkinson’s disease research programmes of Lysosomal Therapeutics Inc, as well as its research and development team and clinical programme for LTI-291 – a therapy designed to treat a genetic form of the condition.

António Portela, executive president of BIAL, said: “Our entry into the US with the creation of BIAL Biotech and the acquisition of the promising programmes from LTI, is a decisive step towards the fulfilment of our mission to contribute to improving the quality of life of people worldwide.

“The development of this new research centre in the US, is a landmark of enormous relevance for us. We are investing in science and research, through our direct presence in one of the most important research hubs in the world and in one of the most promising areas of medicine.”

Lead image: research and development department at BIAL


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