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Embera NeuroTherapeutics Completes Series B Financing and Receives Grants to Advance EMB-001 into Phase 2 Clinical Studies in Cocaine Use Disorder and Smoking Cessation

Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for cocaine, nicotine, and other addictions, today announced completion of its Series B financing and the receipt of two grant awards which will fund Phase 2 clinical studies for EMB-001 in cocaine use disorder and smoking cessation.

Meet Embera NeuroTherapeutics’ CEO, Bob Linke, and Chief Medical Officer, Mike Detke

BostonVoyager Magazine’s Inspiring Stories series examines some of Boston’s finest entrepreneurs, professionals and community leaders. In an interview for the series, CEO Bob Linke and CMO Mike Detke discuss the burden of addiction on society, addiction treatment and how Embera NeuroTherapeutics defines success in its quest to develop a new approach to treating addiction.

The Addiction Series

Addiction Policy Forum – In Episode 1, “The Hijacker,” learn about how substance use disorders (SUDs) affect function in two main parts of the brain: the limbic system (responsible for basic survival instincts) and the prefrontal cortex (where decision-making and impulse control live).

It’s time to be proactive on stimulant use

An increasing number of voices are warning that time might be short in getting policy and program leaders to engage on the potential re-emergence of stimulants as a drug crisis. In many ways, this development would be just as scary as the current opioid epidemic that rightfully continues to dominate the field’s attention.

Embera NeuroTherapeutics to Present at the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston

Embera NeuroTherapeutics today announced that Bob Linke, Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Detke, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, will provide a company overview during the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. ET in Theater 1, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. For additional information on the conference, please visithttp://convention.bio.org/2018/.

Overshadowed by the Opioid Crisis: A Comeback by Cocaine

Austin Frakt, New York Times contributor and director of the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System, examines America’s No. 2 killer among illicit drugs in the United States: cocaine. Frakt shares, “The surge in cocaine deaths has received relatively little attention. The trouble is, there’s a lot less we can do for cocaine than opioids.” This is a pertinent piece that explores the importance of developing effective therapies for the treatment of cocaine use disorder.

Is a new drug crisis looming?

The opioid crisis clearly has outpaced all other topics as the story of the year in addiction, and 2018 promises a repeat. Yet with all the justifiable attention to opioid addiction and overdose, is there danger that the next lurking trend in substance use, cocaine and methamphetamine, will emerge as a full-blown epidemic before enough people notice?

Embera NeuroTherapeutics’ Chief Medical Officer, Michael Detke, to Moderate Panel on the Neuroscience of Addiction at BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Michael Detke, M.D., Ph.D., Embera’s Chief Medical Officer, will moderate the “Neuroscience of Addiction: Levers to Attack the Opioid Abuse Crisis” panel at 2018 BIO CEO & Investor Conference. The panel will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 9 a.m. EST at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.