Home-grown firm submits its Alzheimer's drug for FDA approval

Yale-NUS College's Assistant Professor Jan Gruber and research fellow Emelyne Teo with a magnified image of the tiny worm called Caenorhabditis elegans. The researchers worked with the worms, which share many similarities with humans at the molecular level, to find a way to fight Alzheimer's disease. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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At least 30 people with Alzheimer's disease in Singapore have tried an experimental drug, developed by a local firm, that is said to slow down progression of the brain disorder.

Currently, drugs on the market treat only the symptoms without affecting the course of the disease.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2020, with the headline Home-grown firm submits its Alzheimer's drug for FDA approval. Subscribe