NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, best-in-class therapies to improve the lives of patients with debilitating neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases including spinocerebellar ataxia, today announced its partnership with the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) to help the nonprofit organization launch the NAF Drug Development Collaborative. As the first pharmaceutical industry member to commit support, Biohaven’s partnership will help NAF accelerate the development of new treatments for Ataxia.
Melissa Wolfe Beiner, M.D., Director of Research and Development and Clinical Lead for the Ataxia program at Biohaven, commented, “Biohaven is extremely pleased to be the first industry partner to join this important consortium. We are deeply committed to the Ataxia community, as demonstrated by our longstanding partnership with NAF and leading neurologists in the ataxia field from around the world. Together with NAF