PET radiotracer enters Alzheimer trial

October 12, 2009

Bayer Schering Pharma of Germany will provide its experimental PET radiotracer florbetaben to the Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company AC Immune to evaluate the effects of a vaccine being tested to treat patients with Alzheimer´s disease.

PET radiotracer enters Alzheimer trial
Bayer Schering Pharma of Germany will provide its experimental PET radiotracer florbetaben to the Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company AC Immune to evaluate the effects of a vaccine being tested to treat patients with Alzheimer´s disease. Phase II tests have demonstrated that florbetaben can image beta-amyloid deposition in the brain. In the phase I clinical trial of ACI-24, florbetaben may indicate the vaccine dose needed to produce a therapeutic effect.