Avid prepares to present findings of Alzheimer's study

06/23/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, a company that developed fluoride 18-based dyes for use in PET scans of amyloid plaques, said it has received the results of a study using its dye to determine whether Alzheimer's disease diagnosed through a PET scan correlates with that determined through a brain autopsy. The results, to be presented at the Alzheimer's Association meeting next month, will "have a big impact on Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Daniel Skovronsky, founder of the company.

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