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Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC
20 September 2016

20 September 2016

Cambridge Cognition Holdings Plc

('Cambridge Cognition' or the 'Company')


First contract signed for patient recruitment product


The neuroscience company Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC (Cambridge, UK - LSE: COG), which develops and markets near patient technologies to facilitate early intervention and development of treatments for neurological disorders, today announced that it has secured the first contract for the recently launched CANTAB Recruit product.


The drug development industry faces increasing challenges and mounting costs in locating, identifying and recruiting cognitively impaired subjects for clinical trials. This results in expensive recruitment costs and delayed clinical trial completion. Patient recruitment alone amounts to one third of total trial costs1 with 80% of pharmaceutical development programmes being delayed due to unfulfilled enrolment numbers2.


CANTAB Recruit is an online patient recruitment product developed and launched by Cambridge Cognition to accelerate the identification of qualified clinical trial participants in high-need neurological indications. By pre-screening subjects remotely with the Company's proprietary CANTAB® cognitive assessments the product is expected to reduce the cost and time of recruitment significantly for drug development companies and research institutes.


The first CANTAB Recruit contract has been signed with one of the world's largest biotechnology companies to support its patient enrolment in a late-phase Alzheimer's disease trial, helping to accelerate the development of a new drug treatment. Revenues will be recognised in the current financial year.


The commercialisation of CANTAB Recruit represents a significant milestone in the Company's provision of end-to-end neurocognitive services for corporate partners to accelerate the development of optimal treatments from proof of concept to post-marketing.


Steven Powell, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Cognition: "As pharmaceutical development moves towards preventative medicine, our customers and partners face a growing challenge to find suitable subjects with neurological disease in the early stages of cognitive decline. CANTAB Recruit will enrich recruitment practices by reducing on-site screen failure rates, saving sponsors substantial time and cost. With the number of drug development programmes in Alzheimer's disease increasing, we forecast that CANTAB Recruit will lead to significant opportunities beyond this initial contract for the Company and its partners."


1 Patient Recruitment and Clinical Vendor Fees Top Clinical Trial Cost Drivers" Cutting Edge Info. 

2 Beasley, D. (2006). Recruiting Special Patient Populations. Applied Clinical Trials.



Notes to editors

About Cambridge Cognition

Cambridge Cognition is an international neuroscience company which develops and markets near patient cognitive assessment products to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.


For over 30 years the company's patented technology has advanced the assessment of cognition to accelerate the development of safe and effective treatments, improve patient outcomes and measure cognitive health throughout life.


Partners include the world's leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions and public-private healthcare providers.





Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC

Steven Powell, Chief Executive Officer

Noah Konig, Director of Product Marketing and Communications

Tel: 01223 810 700

[email protected]

finnCap Ltd (NOMAD and Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7220 0500

Geoff Nash / Simon Hicks

(Corporate Finance)

Alice Lane

(Corporate Broking)


Hybridan LLP (Joint Broker)

Claire Noyce

Tel: 020 3764 2341

(Corporate Broking)


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