Neuralstem Updates ALS Stem Cell Trial Progress




FDA Permits Additional Dosing of Return Patients

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ROCKVILLE, Md., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the return of three patients from earlier cohorts in its ongoing Phase I safety trial to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) with its spinal cord stem cells (HSSC's). These patients will be permitted to return to the trial for second treatments as the next cohort of patients, provided they meet inclusion requirements at the scheduled time. They will be the first to receive stem cell transplantation along the length of the spinal cord.

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