SOURCE: Mount Tam Biotechnologies

July 27, 2017 09:00 ET

Mount Tam Biotechnologies Announces Collaboration to Study Potential in Parkinson's Disease

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2017) - Mount Tam Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Mount Tam") (OTC PINK: MNTM), a company focused on the discovery and development of novel mTOR modulators, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Agreement with the University of Chile and the Laboratory of Claudio Hetz, Ph.D., to explore the potential of Mount Tam's novel compounds in Parkinson's disease. Under this Agreement, Dr. Hetz and his colleagues will use their extensive experience and capabilities in testing investigational drug candidates in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases to better understand the potential for selective mTORC1 inhibitors in Parkinson's Disease.

Dr. Hetz is Professor and Co-Director of the Biomedical Neuroscience Institute at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile and is an Adjunct Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Adjunct Professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He is also Director of the Neurounion Biomedical Foundation in Santiago Chile. Dr. Hetz has published over 150 scientific publications, books, and book chapters and his laboratory has received grants from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS Therapy Alliance, amongst others.

"We are very excited to collaborate with this world renowned laboratory to explore how we can address the very real unmet need in Parkinson's disease. We believe that a selective mTORC1 inhibitor has the potential to meaningfully improve patients' symptoms and quality of life, and this is a critical step to advance in this direction," said Mount Tam's Chief Scientific Officer, Tim Powers, Ph.D.

According to Dr. Hetz, "We are very pleased to enter into this collaboration as we believe that novel mTOR modulators have potential to improve outcomes in Parkinson's disease as well as in a range of neurodegenerative disorders."

About Mount Tam Biotechnologies, Inc.

Mount Tam Biotechnologies was established to develop, optimize and bring to market novel pharmaceutical products to improve the health and well-being of patients suffering from a range of serious disease states where there is significant unmet need. Mount Tam is focused on the discovery and development of novel mTOR inhibitors, with specific emphasis on developing compounds with unique mTORC1:mTORC2 inhibitory profiles. Mount Tam believes it has an industry leadership position in developing therapeutic products which address aberrations in the mTOR pathway, and is confident that both TAM-01 and TAM-03 are significantly differentiated from currently marketed rapalogs and have the potential to bring significant benefits to patients.

Mount Tam has partnered with the world-renowned Buck Institute for Research on Aging through a worldwide exclusive licensing and collaboration agreement. The licensed assets are highly target-specific polyketides. Mount Tam is advancing its lead asset, TAM-01, toward an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the FDA and has largely completed non-GLP pre-clinical development. The lead indication for TAM-01 is expected to be the treatment of SLE. Mount Tam is also advancing follow-on compounds through the discovery process and is looking at a broad range of disease areas where novel mTOR inhibitors have been shown to have the potential to address unmet need.

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