Memory Pharmaceuticals Announces Release of Clinical Hold on MEM 3454

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memory pharmaceuticalsMemory Pharmaceuticals Announces Release of Clinical Hold on MEM 3454

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 11 -- Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review of the investigational new drug application (IND) for MEM 3454 and has informed the Company that the clinical hold on the development of this drug candidate has been released. The Company now plans to commence its previously-announced Phase 2a clinical trial for MEM 3454 in Alzheimer's disease during the first quarter of 2007.

"Memory has worked diligently with the FDA since this trial was placed on clinical hold in October, and we are pleased that we will now be able to move forward with the proof-of-concept trial for this important drug candidate," stated Jim Sulat, President and Chief Executive Officer of Memory Pharmaceuticals.

"Given the safety and pharmacokinetic results of the Phase 1 trial for MEM 3454 and the positive cognitive data generated in that trial, we believe that MEM 3454 may offer a new approach for the treatment of debilitating central nervous system disorders."

About the Company

Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp., a biopharmaceutical company, is focused on developing innovative drugs for the treatment of debilitating CNS disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.memorypharma.com.

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