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To evaluate the safety, tolerability, multiple dose plasma pharmacokinetics (PK) of LNK-754 in male and female elderly volunteers after dosing with LNK-754 for 7 days and in subjects with mild Alzheimer's Disease after dosing with LNK-754 for 28 days.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Mild Alzheimer's Disease
Orlando Clinical Research Center
Link Medicine Corporation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:58-0400
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