Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

NurOwn Dosing Likely to Continue for ALS Patients in Its EAP

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who completed the expanded access protocol (EAP) for NurOwn may soon be eligible for three additional doses of the cell-based therapy, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics reported. EAPs, also known as compassionate use programs, are intended to make investigational therapies available outside of a clinical trial…

CNM-Au8 Slows Disease Progression in Limb, Bulbar Onset ALS

CNM-Au8, an investigational disease-modifying therapy for people with early amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), showed consistent clinical benefits in patients with both limb and bulbar onset disease, according to new analyses of RESCUE-ALS Phase 2 clinical trial data. In particular, the treatment significantly extended the time to disease progression —…

Prilenia Raises $43M to Advance Plans for Pridopidine

Prilenia Therapeutics has raised $43 million to support potential regulatory submissions and marketing of its lead candidate, pridopidine, for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The funding, obtained through a Series B financing round, also will be used to support the potential marketing of the candidate therapy for…

Dosing Begins in Phase 3 PHOENIX Trial of AMX0035

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals‘ global Phase 3 clinical trial investigating AMX0035 as an oral treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has begun dosing participants. The PHOENIX trial (NCT05021536) is expected to include 600 participants whose symptoms began in the past two years, which is a less-stringent criteria than was required for…

AC Immune, UPenn Extending Work Into TDP-43 Protein’s Role in ALS

AC Immune has extended its research collaboration with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) working to uncover how TDP-43 protein clumps contribute to different disease manifestations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In the partnership’s first two years, researchers with the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn received…