Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

Catalent to Produce BrainStorm’s NurOwn Cell Therapy for ALS

Catalent Biologics has agreed to manufacture NurOwn, the cell-based therapy by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics being evaluated in a soon-to-conclude pivotal trial as a possible treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). With this agreement, Catalent will produce NurOwn under current Good Manufacturing Practices — standards set to ensure that batches…

Phase 2 Study of Pegcetacoplan in Recently Diagnosed Patients Opens

A Phase 2 and potentially pivotal study investigating pegcetacoplan (APL-2) as a potential treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is now enrolling patients, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, the therapy’s developer, announced in a press release. The MERIDIAN trial (NCT04579666) is enrolling up to 228 adults with sporadic ALS and…