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Neuralstem ALS Trial Data Presented At The American Association Of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
Date:4/29/2013

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that final data on the intraspinal delivery method employed in its NSI-566 Phase I trial to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig 's disease) was presented today at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. In a presentation called "Intraspinal Stem Cell Transplantation in ALS, A Phase I Trial: Cervical Microinjection Safety Outcomes," Jonathan Patrick Riley , MD, of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA, presented data from all 18 procedures, in 15 patients, treated in Phase I. (Three of the patients returned to the trial for subsequent treatments in a different region of the spinal cord.) The study found that none of the patients experienced neurological worsening from injections into either the upper (cervical) or lower (lumbar) region of the back, nor was there any evidence of spinal cord injury. The cells also appeared to be safe with no evidence of toxicity. Researchers further noted that, even in the vulnerable ALS spinal cord, serial injections were well-tolerated. They concluded that the approach of starting in the lower region of the spine, where the potential risk to the patient was less, and then progressing upwards, might not be required in future trials, and that this intraspinal delivery technique is an option for treating other neurodegenerative and traumatic spinal cord disorders.

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"This is an extremely important confirmation of the safety and tolerability of both the route of administration and our cells," said Karl Johe , PhD, Neuralstem Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer and a stu
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