SCYNEXIS and DNDi Extend Collaboration to Identify Drug Candidates to Treat Sleeping Sickness

[ December 11, 2008 ]
“SCYNEXIS believes that this collaborative project approach with DNDi can play an important role in improving the discovery and development of new therapies for neglected diseases,” said SCYNEXIS President & CEO Yves Ribeill. “We are pleased with the progress this alliance has achieved to date and look forward to continuing to apply our expertise in drug discovery and development to identify new drug candidates to treat sleeping sickness.”

Positive Results for Improved Treatment Against Sleeping Sickness

[ New Orleans, USA; Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland – December 9, 2008]
Pivotal Phase III clinical trial results conclusively show that Nifurtimox-Eflornithine Combination Therapy (NECT) is well tolerated and effective against the advanced stage of T. b. gambiense sleeping sickness, a fatal disease that threatens 60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Second DNDi Africa Meeting

[ September 2006 ]
Nairobi, Kenya
Over 200 African scientists from 34 countries met in Nairobi, Kenya, 19-23 September at an international conference organised by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), to explore developing greater regional research partnerships to combat the most neglected diseases, such as sleeping sickness, kala azar and malaria.