Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland has been awarded US Patent 7,399,900, “Nematodes as model organisms for the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson’s disease, uses and methods for the discovery of substances and genes which can used in the treatment of the above disease states, and identification of a nematode gene.”
Inventors listed on the patent are Marius Hoener, Giuseppe Cassata, Wolfgang Link, Ralf Baumeister, and Karlheinz Tovar.

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