Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Amgen, Neumora Partner to Develop Precision Therapies for ALS

Amgen and Neumora Therapeutics announced that they are collaborating to develop precision therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other brain diseases. The partnership will leverage each of the company’s expertise, with the goal of bringing to the market effective therapies targeted at those patients most likely…

$80M Funding Will Help Expansion Develop RNA-targeted Therapies

Expansion Therapeutics has raised $80 million in funding to support the development of its small molecule RNA platform, called SMiRNA, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases. The Series B financing will help the drug development company use its platform to discover small molecules targeting RNA…

Enrollment Resumes in Masitinib Trials at Some European Sites

A French national agency has cleared AB Science to resume patient enrollment in the Phase 3 clinical trial investigating masitinib in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the company announced in a press release. AB had voluntarily suspended recruitment and treatment in all its masitinib clinical studies in…

ProMIS to Validate TDP-43 Antibodies for ALS Treatment

ProMIS Neurosciences is advancing the development of antibodies against toxic TDP-43 protein clumps for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the company announced. Through lab and animal tests, ProMIS said in a press release, the company plans to validate its current antibodies, which include extracellular antibodies delivered…

Companies Focus on ALS in Partnering AI, Drug Discovery Skills

Bringing artificial intelligence (AI) to the development of small molecule therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurological diseases is the goal of a business partnership in Asia. The newly signed agreement is between Insilico Medicine, an AI-driven drug discovery company based in Hong Kong, and 4B Technologies of Suzhou,…

Ketamine Earns FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to ketamine, PharmaTher’s investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Orphan drug status is intended to encourage the development of therapies for rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. It provides…