ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: AEN ), a developer of innovative medicines for serious central nervous system diseases, announced today that it will hold its 1st quarter 2011 investor conference call on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 1:00pm EDT. James S. Kuo, M.D., M.B.A., Adeona's Chief Executive Officer, will host the call.
The Company will be joined by special guest, Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D., Director, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Multiple Sclerosis Program, UCLA Department of Neurology, and Lead Principal Investigator of the multi-center clinical trial evaluating Adeona's Trimesta™ (oral estriol) drug candidate for multiple sclerosis (MS) in women. Dr. Voskuhl is the investigator who discovered that the female sex hormone, estriol, could suppress MS-like symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. This preclinical research led to a 10-patient clinical study that showed an 82% decrease in brain lesions over a six month period. This clinical study was followed by a 150-patient, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of Trimesta that is currently underway at 15 centers in the United States. Dr. Voskuhl's preclinical and clinical work has been scientifically reviewed and awarded over $8 million in grant funding by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and other third party groups. In addition to providing an update of the Trimesta clinical trial, Dr. Voskuhl will share insights into her proposed new mechanism to treat MS patients and will take questions about her research.
Interested parties should call toll free 1-800-860-2442 (U.S.) or 1-866-605-3852 (Canada), or from outside North America +1 412-858-4600, fifteen minutes before the start of the call to register and identify themselves as registra