VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2011) - Neurokine Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB:NEUKF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Clinical Investigations Group (CIG) of U.K. to conduct Phase II human clinical trials to study the effects of NK-001 in protecting patients against cognitive impairment (Alzheimer's-type) side effects of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. CIG will conduct these trials in 50 patients at 3 clinical investigation centers in Europe. These sites have been previously approved by CGI to have outstanding expertise in cardio-surgery and psychiatry. The Company will immediately begin to collaborate with CGI to complete all necessary documentation for submission of approval of its protocol for human clinical trials in Europe.
"I am very pleased to report the signing of the contract with Clinical Investigations Group. In the next 6 to 8 weeks we will work diligently with CGI to complete all our documentation to submit our Phase II protocol to the European authorities for their approval. We look forward to receiving expedited approval from Europe to conduct these trials," said Ahmad Doroudian, President and CEO of Neurokine.
Neurokine Pharmaceuticals Inc. focuses on development of new use for existing marketed products for diseases mediated by acute and chronic inflammatory reactions. The Company is developing proprietary encapsulation technology to allow better blood brain barrier penetration to initiate or enhance therapeutic effects of anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
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