Prana Chief Scientific Advisor Receives Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award

MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prana Biotechnology Limited (ASX:PBT/NASDAQ:PRAN) is pleased to
congratulate its Chief Scientist, Professor Rudy Tanzi, who has been
awarded a Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for his work researching
Alzheimer’s disease.

The American Ingenuity Award is the Smithsonian’s highest honour,
recognising revolutionary breakthroughs in the arts, sciences, education
and social progress.

Professor Tanzi shared the award for Natural Sciences with his research
collaborator Dr Doo Yeon Kim.

“We congratulate Professor Tanzi on receiving this award, which
recognises his work on Alzheimer’s and efforts to find effective
treatments for this debilitating neurodegenerative disease,” said Prana
CEO Geoffrey Kempler.

Professor Tanzi and Dr Kim received the award for developing a
laboratory tool, dubbed “Alzheimer’s in a dish”, that enables
researchers a chance to track the course of the disease and to quickly
and cheaply test thousands of potential treatments that could halt its

Prana is developing PBT2 as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. PBT2 is
being developed for its potential to reduce beta- amyloid and tau levels
and the toxic gain of function of these proteins to improve neuronal
cell viability in the brain.

Professor Tanzi is the co-founding scientist of Prana. He has
investigated the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease since 1982 and
co-discovered the three genes which cause early-onset familial
Alzheimer’s disease. He is the Director of Genetics and Aging Research
Unit at the MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases and the
Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Vice-Chair of
Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

About Prana Biotechnology Limited

Prana Biotechnology was established to commercialise research into
Huntington disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative
disorders. The Company was incorporated in 1997 and listed on the
Australian Stock Exchange in March 2000 and listed on NASDAQ in
September 2002. Researchers at prominent international institutions
including The University of Melbourne, The Mental Health Research
Institute (Melbourne) and Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching
hospital of Harvard Medical School, contributed to the discovery of
Prana’s technology.

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