Elan Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 Trial of ELND005 (Scyllo-inositol) in Bipolar Disorder

Elan Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 Trial of ELND005 (Scyllo-inositol) in Bipolar Disorder

Chris Burns, 800-252-3526David Marshall, + 353-1-709-4444orEmer Reynolds, + 353-1-709-4022Jonathan Birt, +44-751-559-7858

Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE:ELN) today announced that it has commenced a Phase 2, placebo-controlled, safety and efficacy study of oral ELND005 as an adjunctive maintenance treatment in patients with Bipolar I Disorder (BPD 1) to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes. The first patient has been dosed in the study.

Bipolar I Disorder (BPD 1) is a severe form of BPD, also commonly known as manic depressive illness. It is a psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive swings in a person’s mood and energy affecting their ability to function. BPD is a lifetime recurrent disorder with cycles of dramatic mood swings of highs and lows, often with periods of normal moods in between. The periods of highs and lows are called episodes of mania and depression. BPD is also associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and suicide risk. The US and EU population of BPD patients is estimated at approximately 3.5 million.

Information on the protocol for ELND005-BPD201 can be found at

With the first patient now dosed in a Phase 2 trial, Transition Therapeutics Inc will receive a one time clinical milestone payment of $11 million.

Elan is a neuroscience focused biotechnology company committed to making a difference in the lives of patients and their families by dedicating itself to bringing innovations in science to fill significant unmet medical needs that continue to exist around the world. For additional information about Elan, please visit .