Neuralstem to Participate at Cell and Gene Therapy World
GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neuralstem, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUR), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases, today announced Karl Johe, Ph.D, Chief Scientific Officer of Neuralstem, will discuss NSI-566, the Company’s stem cell therapy program, at the Cell and Gene Therapy World at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 4:00pm ET.
Neuralstem’s stem cell therapy product candidate, NSI-566, is a spinal cord-derived neural stem cell line. Neuralstem recently completed a Phase 2 clinical evaluation of NSI-566 for the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The Company received orphan designation by the FDA for NSI-566 in ALS and the molecule has since been evaluated in Phase 1 and Phase 2 safety studies in 30 patients. The data showed that the intraspinal transplantation of the cells was safe and well tolerated.
NSI-566 is also being evaluated for the treatment of paralysis from chronic motor stroke as well as chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI). Subjects from all three indications are currently in long-term observational follow-up periods to continue to monitor safety and possible therapeutic benefits.
Neuralstem is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases of high unmet medical need. The Company’s lead development candidate, NSI-189, is a small molecule in clinical development for major depressive disorder (MDD) and in preclinical development for Angelman syndrome, irradiation-induced cognitive impairment, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and stroke. NSI-566 is a stem cell therapy being tested for treatment of paralysis in stroke, chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Neuralstem’s diversified portfolio of product candidates is based on its proprietary neural stem cell technology.
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Released January 22, 2018