Research indicates exosomes have therapeutic potential for improving recovery after stroke, traumatic brain injury

ATLANTA and DETROIT, January 23, 2019NeurExo Sciences, LLC (NXS), a biopharmaceutical company and subsidiary of NeuroTrauma Sciences, LLC, will be hosting a teach-in event featuring leading exosome researcher, Michael Chopp, Ph.D., Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology and Scientific Director, Neurosciences Institute, Zoltan J. Kovacs Chair of Neuroscience Research at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Detroit, and Distinguished Professor of Physics, Oakland University (MI).  Dr. Chopp’s presentation will provide a primer and overview of exosomes, small extracellular vesicles that provide a means of intercellular communication.  He also will focus on his team’s pioneering technology employing exosomes engineered with enriched miRNA for the purpose of treating neurological disease and injury, including stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Dr. Chopp and his research team have generated proof-of-principle data in small and large animal models showing that exosomes can amplify the body’s own neurologic restorative mechanisms and potentially improve long-term neurologic outcomes following brain injury, such as stroke, TBI and neurodegenerative diseases (link to Chopp Lab’s research here).

Teach-In: Enriched Exosomes, a Novel Therapeutic Approach

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 8:00-9:30 am EST (breakfast open at 7:30 am)
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Manhattan Ballroom, 8th floor – 1535 Broadway, New York 10036
Webcast link: http://media.rampard.com/20190212 
registration for the webcast is now open
RSVP: Contact Susan Pietropaolo, susan@smpcommunications.com, 201-923-2049

This event is intended for institutional investors, sell-side analysts, investment bankers, and business development professionals.  Please RSVP in advance if you are interested in attending, as space is limited.

A live webcast and replay will be accessible available through the link above or at the NeuroTrauma Sciences website, www.neurotraumasciences.com.


About Exosomes

Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles that transport DNA, RNAs, lipids and proteins between cells, allowing organs, tissues and cells to communicate with one another and elicit specific biological responses based on their cargo.  MicroRNAs transported by exosomes regulate gene translation and play primary roles in mediating a vast array of biological functions, including immunodulation and the potential to enable multiple pathways of neurorestoration.

About the Chopp Lab in the Department of Neurology and the Neurosciences Institute at Henry Ford Hospital

Dr. Chopp is dedicated to translational research in neuroscience, and he and his group are recognized as foremost authorities on exosomes and microRNA for treatment of neurological injury and disease.  The focus of the laboratory is the pathophysiology of stroke and traumatic brain injury; mechanisms of neuroprotection, cell-based and pharmacological neurorestorative therapies for stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative disease.  Dr. Chopp has approximately 750 peer reviewed publications and has received numerous prestigious research awards. His laboratory, comprising 70 researchers and staff, is one of the leading research centers in the world in translational neuroscience and restorative neurology and was the first lab to use mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as well as exosomes derived from MSCs and other sources, to treat stroke, TBI, and neurodegenerative diseases.  His lab has been awarded more than $80 million in total funding and has 19 active NIH grants.

About NeurExoSciences

NeurExo Sciences, LLC, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company and subsidiary of NeuroTrauma Sciences, LLC, was formed in 2018 to advance Henry Ford’s pioneering technology involving exosomes as extracellular vesicles enriched with microRNA for the purpose of treating stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) including concussion, and neuropathies.  NXS has worldwide commercial rights to product candidates resulting from the exosome and miRNA IP and sponsored research generated by the lab.


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SMP Communications, Inc.

Susan Pietropaolo

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201-923-2049 (cell)