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March 2016: publication by the World Health Organization of “The health and social effects of nonmedical cannabis use”

This recent publication by the WHO builds on contributions from a broad range of experts and researchers all over the world. It aims at presenting the current knowledge of the impact of nonmedical cannabis use on health including epidemiology of cannabis disorders, neurobiology and short term effects of cannabis use, mental health/psychosocial outcomes of long term cannabis use.  According to WHO data, 16% of countries included in the recent ATLAS survey (Atlas 2015 in press) reported cannabis use as the main reason for people seeking substance abuse treatment. This puts cannabis second only to alcohol as a reason for treatment entry. In this context, the report highlights the urgent need to know more about potential effective pharmacotherapy for cannabis-use disorders.

http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/

cannabis/en/

 

January 11 to 15, 2016 : Aelis Farma attended the JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference

Aelis Farma attended the JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference and 2016 Biotech Showcase in San Francisco. The company presented the latest developments of AEF0117 and AEF0118 to potential partners and investors.

November 8, 2015 : Pier Vincenzo Piazza is awarded the Grand Prix Inserm 2015

Pier Vincenzo Piazza is awarded the Grand Prix de l’INSERM 2015 in recognition of his career in the field of the physiopathology of psychiatric diseases. The Grand prix de l’INSERM recognizes major advancements in biology for an active researcher of the institution,

http://english.inserm.fr/about-inserm/inserm-prizes/pier-vincenzo-piazza-grand-prix-2015

October 7, 2015: Aelis Farma is granted 500.000 euros in subsidy from the Région Aquitaine

Aelis Farma is granted 500.000 euros in subsidy from the Région Aquitaine under a “R&D – technology transfer” program in order to finance the company’s research program to move forward its lead compound, AEF0117, towards IND and first in human clinical trial.

October 6, 2015: Pier Vincenzo Piazza is awarded the Prix Lamonica in Neurology

Pier Vincenzo Piazza is awarded the Prix Lamonica in Neurology (Fondation pour la recherche biomédicale – P.C.L) by the French Académie des Sciences for his work on the physiopathology of addictions and of traumatic memories.

September 2015: Aelis Farma is partnering with the 7th European Cannabinoid Workshop

Aelis Farma is partnering with the 7th European Cannabinoid Workshop taking place from September 17 to 19 in Sestri Levante, Genoa, Italy.

Find us on : www.cannabinoidconference2015.org

July 2015 : The Mission Interministérielle de Lutte contre les Drogues et les Conduites Addictives (MILDECA) grants the Neurocentre Magendie (INSERM UMR 862) a 70.000 euros subsidy to help finance the pre-clinical development of AEF0117.

In line with the French government plan for 2013-2017, the MILDECA encourages research around the development of new treatments for populations most exposed to risks related to addictive behaviors. In the field of therapeutical research, the government plan insists on the necessity to favor le development of innovative therapies to fight addiction and psychoactive substances abuses (mesure 94).

This grant rewards the close cooperation between Aelis Farma and the Inserm Neurocenter Magendie.

June 2015: Aelis Farma identifies AEF0118 as its second lead compound.

AEF0118 is periphery restricted and is designed to treat diseases involving the peripheral CB1 receptor such as fibrotic and metabolic diseases. Pre-clinical proof of concept studies using appropriate disease models involving the peripheral CB1 receptor will now be performed to confirm the potential of this compound.

January 2015 : Aelis Farma identifies AEF0117 as its lead compound

Aelis Farma identifies AEF0117 as its lead compound for cannabis use disorders. Regulatory pre-clinical safety and toxicity studies will take place in 2015, with an aim to file an IND with the FDA early in 2016.

• October 8 2014: Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and Aelis Farma,

have signed an agreement whereby UPF yields to Aelis Farma, the exclusive rights to develop and market a CB1 receptor antagonist for the prevention and treatment of diseases that present with abnormalities in dendritic neurons, and most particularly fragile X and Down syndromes.

 

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