GDF.ab.1

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GDF.ab.1

A gene on chromosome 19p12 that encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family, which regulates cell growth and differentiation in both embryonic and adult bone and cartilage. Rodent data suggest that GDF1 is involved in establishing left-right asymmetry in early embryogenesis and in neural development in later embryogenesis.
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(Hopkinton, MA; 508-435-9001)(1997 revenue - $15.4 million) has licensed in from Cambridge Neuroscience (Cambridge, MA; 617-225-0600) exclusive rights to GDF-1, a growth factor with potential in the treatment of a number of nervous system disorders.
"The acquisition of GDF-1 reflects our strategy to build a more comprehensive portfolio of proteins with potential in tissue regeneration, which includes treatments for neurological disorders," said Michael M.
"Creative BioMolecules' expertise in tissue repair and regeneration, and its experience in neurological diseases makes it an ideal partner for developing GDF-1," said Harry Wilcox, president and chief executive officer of Cambridge NeuroScience.