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Zydus launches Phase 2 trial of anti-inflammatory ZYIL1

Zydus Lifesciences has launched a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of its experimental anti-inflammatory therapy ZYIL1 in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The company announced it has received clearance for the clinical trial (NCT05981040) from India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization…

FDA names CB03, aiming to protect neurons, an orphan drug for ALS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given orphan drug designation to CB03, Zhimeng Biopharma’s small molecule treatment candidate for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CB03 is designed to bolster nerve cell health by regulating potassium channels on these cells, reducing the hyperexcitability that is damaging to…

BrainStorm drops FDA application for NurOwn

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics is withdrawing the application requesting U.S. approval of its cell-based therapy NurOwn for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The decision comes on the heels of a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee meeting, in which experts ruled nearly unanimously…