NAV4694 – Precision Imaging Agent to aid in Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
NAV4694 is a Fluorine-18 labeled precision radiopharmaceutical candidate for use in the imaging and evaluation of patients with signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). It binds to Beta-amyloid deposits in the brain that can then be imaged in positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Amyloid plaque pathology is a required feature of an Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis and the presence of amyloid pathology is a supportive feature for diagnosis of probable AD. Patients who are negative for amyloid pathology do not have AD.
Based on the data accumulated to date, NAV4694 appears to have very high sensitivity for detecting deposits of amyloid plaque in the brain. Due to its higher affinity for amyloid, markedly improved contrast has been observed displayed by an enhanced uptake in the amyloid-target regions of interest in the brain compared to background. The uptake in background tissue, referred to as white matter, is essentially negligible, providing optimized signal-to-noise ratios. Greater sensitivity and contrast may allow detection of smaller amounts of amyloid and may enable earlier identification of disease pathology.
NAV4694 is currently being evaluated in Phase 2b and Phase 3 registration clinical trials.