ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that the ongoing Phase I trial to test its spinal cord stem cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) was featured Wednesday night on Fox 5 News in Atlanta http://www.neuralstem.com/neuralstem-in-the-news
The trial was recently approved by the FDA to advance to cervical injections.
Neuralstem's patented technology enables the ability to produce neural stem cells of the human brain and spinal cord in commercial quantities, and the ability to control the differentiation of these cells constitutively into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia. Neuralstem is in an FDA-approved Phase I safety clinical trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease and has been awarded orphan status designation by the FDA.
In addition to ALS, the company is also targeting major central nervous system conditions with its cell therapy platform, including spinal cord injury, ischemic spastic paraplegia, chronic stroke, and Huntington's disease. The company has submitted an IND (Investigational New Drug) application to the FDA for a Phase I safety trial in chronic spinal cord injury.
Neuralstem also has the ability to generate stable human neural stem cell lines suitable for the systematic screening of large chemical libraries. Through this proprietary screening technology, Neuralstem has discovered and patented compounds that may stimulate the brain's capacity to generate new neurons, possibly reversing the pathologies of some central nervous system conditions. The company has com
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