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Final Patient Treated In Neuralstem Phase II ALS Stem Cell Trial
Date:8/4/2014

an> and Nick Boulis, and at Mass General, Drs. Merit Cudkowicz and Larry Borges, for helping us reach this goal." Dr. Feldman is an unpaid consultant to Neuralstem.

"The completion of Phase II of this important clinical research program is a major milestone, demonstrating that patients can tolerate the transplantation of high doses of cells and multiple spinal cord injections," said site principal investigator,  Jonathan D. Glass, MD, Director of the Emory ALS Center. "From both a clinical and scientific perspective, I think we are now ready to move forward toward a true therapeutic trial to test the efficacy of this surgical approach for slowing the course of ALS."

"We would like to express our thanks to all of the doctors and medical staff who made this possible, as well as the patients and their families. Without their bravery, none of this would have happened," said Karl Johe, PhD, Neuralstem's Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer.  "With this landmark trial, the first to transplant stem cells in this volume and through so many injections along the length of the human spinal cord, we hope to establish the dose that is both safe and which may be optimal for treatment.  We are excited about the collection and analysis of the final data and look forward to advancing to our next trial."

About Neuralstem

Neuralstem's patented technology enables the production of neural stem cells of the 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 glial cells. Neuralstem's NSI-566 spinal cord-derived stem cell therapy Phase II clinical trials for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, concluded final surgeries in July 2014. Neuralst
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