Cleveland, Ohio, February 14, 2006 – Copernicus Therapeutics, Inc. announced today it had reached an agreement with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (CFFT) whereby CFFT will continue to fund development of Copernicus’ potential
“We have had a productive relationship for a number of years with CFFT and we share the common goal of providing a safe and effective
“We are encouraged by the promise of Copernicus’ technology and are pleased to further expand our relationship with them,” said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the CF Foundation and CFFT. “Gene-based therapeutics offer hope for a potentially life-saving treatment that tackles the root cause of CF, rather than only treating its symptoms. We are grateful for many people, the patients who volunteer for studies, and for those who generously support the CFF and our CF research program like that at Copernicus.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CFFT, and Copernicus
Copernicus Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, is dedicated to delivering the promise of nucleic acid therapeutics. The same technology that is being tested for its ability to deliver the CF gene to the lungs of CF patients can be applied to treating serious lung infections caused by influenza A, bird flu, and other respiratory viruses, as well as for treating a variety of blinding disorders. The Copernicus multi-component delivery platform can be used to develop nucleic acid therapies for numerous human diseases. Additional information about Copernicus is available at www.cgsys.com.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is a donor-supported, nonprofit organization committed to finding therapies and ultimately a cure for CF, and to improving the lives of those with the disease. CF is a life-threatening, genetic disease that can lead to fatal lung infections and digestive problems. For more information, visit www.cff.org.