NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 9 Senesco Technologies, Inc. ("Senesco" or the "Company") (NYSE Alternext US: SNT) announced today that John A. Lust, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hematology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and the principal investigator of Senesco's multiple myeloma-focused preclinical studies, presented data from these studies at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, which is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, from December 6 through December 9, 2008.
Dr. Lust's presentation, entitled "Preclinical Studies Using Polyethylenimine (PEI) Nanoparticles Complexed with Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 5A (eIF5A) siRNA and eIF5A Plasmid DNA Demonstrates Significant Anti-Myeloma Activity in Vitro and in Vivo", took place during the "Pathophysiology and Translational Models" session, on Monday, December 8, 2008.
Held annually in December, the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting provides hematologists from around the world a forum for discussing critical issues in hematology. More than 21,000 clinicians, scientists and others attend the four-day meeting. The annual meeting features oral and poster presentations that are chosen by peer-reviewers from abstracts submitted prior to the meeting and contain the latest and most exciting developments in scientific research. Plenary symposia and named lectures on specialized areas of hematology are also presented throughout the meeting program.
About Senesco Technologies, Inc.
Senesco Technologies, Inc. is a U.S. biotechnology company, headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ. Senesco has initiated preclinical research to trigger or delay cell death in mammals (apoptosis) to determine if the technology is applicable in human medicine. Accelerating apoptosis may have applications to development of cancer treatments. Delaying apoptosis may have applications to certain diseases inflammatory and ischemic diseases. Senesco takes its name from the scientific term for the aging of plant cells: senescence. Delaying cell breakdown in plants extends freshness after harvesting, while increasing crop yields, plant size and resistance to environmental stress. The Company believes that its technology can be used to develop superior strains of crops without any modification other than delaying natural plant senescence. Senesco has partnered with leading-edge companies engaged in agricultural biotechnology and earns research and development fees for applying its gene-regulating platform technology to enhance its partners' products.
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