"Additionally, we were approved by the FDA to treat the third and final cohort of the ongoing Phase Ib major depressive disorder trial with our lead neurogenic small molecule compound, NSI-189. Dosing is proceeding well, and we expect to complete the trial in September," Dr. Johe concluded.
"This past quarter we were pleased to grant licenses for our proprietary intraspinal cell therapy surgical devices and method, used in the Phase I NSI-566/ALS trial, to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The licenses are specifically for academic research, enabling a new era of research and treatment of spinal cord conditions and diseases," stated Richard Garr , Neuralstem President and CEO. "Additionally, we further strengthened our substantial global IP portfolio to include five licensed patent grants in Europe for the floating cannula and cell therapy method of use. Our newest U.S. patent covers the use of expanded spinal cord stem cells to treat ALS and joins past patent claims covering methods of culturing and treating neurodegenerative conditions with our NSI-566 cells. In our neurogenic small molecule program, we received one U.S. patent covering divisional compositions and methods of use, and 11 European patents for method of discovering neurogenic agents.
"Finally, Dr. Johe and I would like to thank our scientific and medical collaborators, and the patients and their families in the ALS community who believe in the science, technology and promise of Neuralstem for appearing at the recent FDA hearing on ALS trials and being vocal with their support," added Garr.
First Quarter Clinical Program and Business Highlights In January, Neuralstem's lead cell therapy candidate,
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