THE COMPANY

Our objectives…

Develop a new therapeutic approach for Parkinson’s disease.

In the perspective of developing a new therapeutic approach, B&A Therapeutics has applied for an international patent for the use of a diuretic, Bumetanide, in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Following the encouraging results obtained during a pilot study conducted in 4 patients with Parkinson’s disease, B&A Therapeutics is looking for investors in order to set up a phase II clinical trial in eight French centers to confirm the efficacy of the molecule it develops in the treatment of this pathology.

Our strength…

Connect fundamental and clinical research.

In collaboration with researchers from the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (Inmed, Marseille), B&A Therapeutics works on studying early electrophysiological signs in basal ganglia of Parkinson’s disease rodent models. We have identified potential therapeutic targets on which we could act to block electrophysiological signatures of the disease. Based on these observations, we have conducted a pilot study in 4 patients and shown that Bumetanide reduces the severity of some motor symptoms, notably gait and freezing (Damier P. et al., 2016). Since the molecule has few side effects, these observations have led B&A Therapeutics to seek funding in order to conduct, in parallel with the experimental work, a broader clinical trial on 60 patients in French centers that specialize in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

SCIENTIFIC TEAM

Yehezkel BEN-ARI

CEO of B&A Therapeutics, Co-founder, Researcher expert on Neuroscience


CEO of B&A Therapeutics, Co-founder, Researcher expert on Neuroscience Physiologist and biophysicist, Yehezkel Ben-Ari has made seminal discoveries on brain developmental sequences, epilepsies and anoxic insults… He has described, with his...
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FOUNDERS

Yehezkel BEN-ARI

CEO of B&A Therapeutics, Co-founder, Researcher expert on Neuroscience


CEO of B&A Therapeutics, Co-founder, Researcher expert on Neuroscience Physiologist and biophysicist, Yehezkel Ben-Ari has made seminal discoveries on brain developmental sequences, epilepsies and anoxic insults… He has described, with his...
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Denis RAVEL

Co-founder, Consultant expert on preclinical and clinical development


Co-founder, Consultant expert on preclinical and clinical development Denis Ravel is the founder of Initial R&D Consulting, a consulting firm accompanying young biotechnology companies in preclinical and clinical development of small...
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Eric Lemonnier

Co-founder, Child psychiatrist specialized in autism spectrum disorders


Co-founder, Child psychiatrist specialized in autism spectrum disorders Resident in psychiatry (Paris, France) and then clinical head in child psychiatry (Brest, France), Eric Lemonnier is a hospital practitioner and has obtained...
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Philippe Damier

Co-founder, Neurologist specialized on Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes


Co-founder, Neurologist specialized on Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes Philippe Damier has been Professor of Neurology at the University Hospital Center (UHC) of Nantes since 1999. He received clinical and scientific...
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Constance Hammond

Co-founder, Researcher specialized in Parkinson’s disease


Co-founder, Researcher specialized in Parkinson’s disease Constance Hammond is an emeritus Research Director at INSERM attached to the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (Inmed, France). She has acquired an extensive experience in...
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OTHER CO-FOUNDERS

Jean-Christophe Corvol

Co-founder, Neurologist specialized on Parkinson’s disease


Co-founder, Neurologist specialized on Parkinson’s disease
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Nouchine Hadjikhani

Co-founder, Researcher specialized on brain imaging


Co-founder, Researcher specialized on brain imaging
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LE CONSEIL SCIENTIFIQUE CONSULTATIF

À VENIR

Denis RAVEL

Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique


Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique Denis Ravel est le fondateur d’Initial R&D Consulting, une société de conseil accompagnant de jeunes entreprises de biotechnologie dans le développement préclinique et...
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Denis RAVEL

Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique


Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique Denis Ravel est le fondateur d’Initial R&D Consulting, une société de conseil accompagnant de jeunes entreprises de biotechnologie dans le développement préclinique et...
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Denis RAVEL

Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique


Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique Denis Ravel est le fondateur d’Initial R&D Consulting, une société de conseil accompagnant de jeunes entreprises de biotechnologie dans le développement préclinique et...
En savoir plus


Denis RAVEL

Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique


Co-fondateur, Consultant expert en développement préclinique et clinique Denis Ravel est le fondateur d’Initial R&D Consulting, une société de conseil accompagnant de jeunes entreprises de biotechnologie dans le développement préclinique et...
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