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  • 17 April 2011

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S.  Department of Defense Grant to Study Ganaxolone in Fragile-X Syndrome

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. Department of Defense Grant to Study Ganaxolone in Fragile-X Syndrome

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leader in the development of neurosteroids for central nervous system disorders, today announced the award of a $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Defense to study its lead candidate ganaxolone for the treatment of Fragile-X Syndrome (FXS). Ganaxolone modulates GABA-A ion channels by selective binding to the neurosteroid receptor. Early research suggests that normalizing neurosteroid levels with ganaxolone treatment may eliminate the behavioral symptoms associated with FXS.