ROCKVILLE, Md., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that Richard Garr, CEO and President, will present at the World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress in London (http://www.terrapinn.com/2012/stemcells/index.stm) on Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:30 PM. Mr. Garr's presentation, "Stem Cell Applications for Neurodegenerative Disorders," will review Neuralstem's cellular therapy trial in ALS, its neurogenic small molecule trial in major depressive disorder (MDD), and provide an overview on plans to expand the cellular therapy program.
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 and chronic stroke. 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 reversin
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