Targacept Awarded a Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Conduct Biomarker Research for Parkinson's Disease – MarketWatch

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Targacept, Inc. (TRGT 20.31, +0.08, +0.40%) , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics (TM), today announced that it has been awarded a grant of $304,000 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). The grant is to fund a project entitled: “Development of an alpha6*-selective Neuronal Nicotinic Receptor (NNR) Imaging Agent as a Parkinson’s Disease Biomarker” and is the second awarded to Targacept by MJFF in the last six months.

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