ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem Inc., CEO, Richard Garr, will be a featured panelist discussing stem cells and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) at the 2008 World Stem Cell Summit in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 22, at 2:00 CDT. In a presentation prior to the panel, Mr. Garr will talk about Neuralstem's plans for an ALS trial and give an update of the Company's filing status with the FDA.
The World Stem Cell Summit (http://www.worldstemcellsummit.com) is sponsored by the Genetics Policy Institute, the University of Wisconsin- Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center and WiCell Research Institute, Inc.
Neuralstem's patented technology enables, for the first time, 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 into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia.
Major Central Nervous System diseases targeted by the Company with research programs currently underway include: Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia, Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury and ALS. The company's cells have extended the life of rats with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) as reported the journal TRANSPLANTATION, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University researchers, and also reversed paralysis in rats with Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia, as reported in NEUROSCIENCE on June 29, 2007, in collaboration with researchers at University of California San Diego. The Company expects to file its first IND (Investigational New Drug) application with the FDA for ALS in the fall.
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