LBT 999

Molecule in Development
molecule-lbt

Neurodegenerative diseases impact millions of people worldwide and one of the most common pathologies is Parkinson’s disease. 2% of the total population aged 60 years and above has Parkinson’s disease, but more 10% of the total population has already developed the illnesses as early as the age of 40.

Today, when essential tremors appear, SPECT imaging is used for the diagnostic of Parkinson’s disease, before pathognomonic signs appear.

But SPECT imaging’s low resolution and sensibility as well as its limited quantification capabilities do not facilitate early diagnostics of younger patients. Also its acquisition time being fairly long it impacts negatively both patients and hospitals.

LBT999 is a PET imaging drug candidate which provides high resolution and high sensibility images, in considerably shorter period of time.

Population

Patients with essential tremors and a suspicion of Parkinson’s disease

Epidemiology

US incidence : 50k new patients per year

US prevalence : 750k

France incidence : 25k new patients per year

France prevalence : 166k

Next Generation CDx Pipeline for Molecular Imaging

Find out more about what’s coming in CDx imaging