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ALS Therapy Development Institute Receives $1.6 Million Grant From the Department of Defense for Lou Gehrig's Disease Research
Date:1/12/2010

note, as well, is the support of other members of Congress.  The late Senator Edward Kennedy provided a long-term commitment to ALS TDI, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), of The Senate Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Henry Brown (R-SC), Ranking Member of the House VA Subcommittee on Health have both been very helpful in their commitment to addressing the needs of veterans, and all citizens living with ALS.  The Institute would also like to recognize Brigadier General Tom Mikolajcik, USAF (Ret.), who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005, for his relentless efforts on behalf of military veterans.

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The mission of the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is to develop effective therapeutics that slow or stop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), as soon as possible.  Focused on meeting this urgent unmet medical need, ALS TDI executes a robust discovery program, while running the world's largest efforts to pre-clinically validate potential therapeutics; including small molecules, protein biologics, gene therapies and cell-based constructs.  The world's first non-profit biotech, ALS TDI has developed an industrial-scale platform that allows for the development and testing of dozens of potential therapeutics each year.  Built by and for patients, the Institute is the world's only non-profit biotechnology company with more than 30 professional scientists. In addition, the Cambridge, Massachusetts based research Institute collaborates with leaders in both academia and industry.  For more information, please visit us online at

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