Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Phase 3 Study of Oral Edaravone for ALS Resumes Patient Enrollment

The Phase 3 clinical trial testing an oral suspension formulation of edaravone for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has resumed dosing and patient recruitment, its developer, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA), announced. The trial (NCT04165824) was launched in November, but was paused in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study,…

New ALS Chip Model Closely Mimics Disease, May Aid Research

Researchers report having created a new human-on-a-chip model, one able to more accurately simulate the clinical features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in people. The chip uses motor neurons — the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles — derived from stem cells isolated from ALS patients. This approach…