Neurobiological Technologies Reports Receipt of $2.0 Million Royalty Payment for Quarterly Sales of Memantine

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: NTII), today announced it has received approximately $2.0 million from Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH (Merz) for sales by Merz and its marketing partners of Memantine for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease during the quarter ended December 31, 2007. Under an exclusive marketing agreement, NTI currently receives quarterly royalty payments on certain sales of Memantine by Merz and its marketing partners.

About Neurobiological Technologies, Inc.

Neurobiological Technologies, Inc, (Nasdaq: NTII) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel, first-in-class agents for central nervous system conditions and other serious unmet medical needs. The Company's most advanced product candidate, Viprinex(TM) (ancrod), is in phase 3 clinical testing as a novel investigational drug for treating acute ischemic stroke. Viprinex has multiple mechanisms of action and is specifically designed to double the time period that patients can be treated after the onset of a stroke. Acute ischemic stroke is one of the most prevalent, debilitating and costly diseases in the world for which there are few acceptable treatment options. NTI's pipeline also includes a phase 3 investigational drug for brain swelling and other drug candidates in early-stage development for Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.

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