Author Archives: Diana Campelo Delgado

HEALEY Trial Reaches 50% Enrollment for First 3 Regimens

The HEALEY ALS platform trial, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of several potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has passed the 50% participant enrollment target for its first three regimens. The investigational treatments are UCB’s zilucoplan, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals’ verdiperstat, and Clene Nanomedicine’s CNM-Au8. A fourth candidate…

Mitsubishi Tanabe Establishes New US Research Facility

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) is opening a new research site in the Boston area dedicated to discovering new therapeutic targets in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases of the central nervous system. Located in the SmartLabs biotechnology hub in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the company’s NeuroDiscovery Lab is scheduled…

Otsuka, Eikonizo Collaborating on ALS, Rare Disease Therapies

The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development (MSRD) and Eikonizo Therapeutics have entered a collaboration to advance potential therapies for rare diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “We are dedicated to seeking out and supporting novel treatments for complex and rare diseases,” Robert McQuade, PhD, president of MSRD…

MTPA to Commercialize ALS Therapy Exservan in the US

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA) has entered an agreement with Aquestive Therapeutics to market Exservan, an oral film formulation of riluzole, for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the United States. Under terms of the agreement, Aquestive — the developer of Exservan — will be the exclusive manufacturer and…