BrainStorm’s Phase III Data Do Not Support Clinical Benefit Of NurOwn In ALS, US FDA Says
Agency’s unusual public statement about an investigational product's development status may be aimed at countering bullish comments from the sponsor; FDA cites failure of pivotal trial on the primary and secondary endpoints and ‘modest excess in deaths’ with the cell therapy.
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A November 2022 refuse-to-file letter cited clinical and statistical issues for the stem cell therapy, which failed its Phase III clinical efficacy endpoint. However, BrainStorm has consistently asserted that NurOwn demonstrated benefit in patients with less advanced disease at baseline, and it is encouraged by regulatory flexibility FDA recently has shown for the neurodegenerative disease.
BrainStorm Hoping For Advisory Committee After FDA Refuses To File BLA For Its ALS Cell Therapy
BrainStorm, which has a history of antagonizing FDA with direct appeals to patients for NurOwn, tells investors that public elements of an adcomm could be ‘persuasive,’ but first step will be formal meeting request to try to overcome the RTF. Firm sees Relyvrio as template for success.
ALS ‘Urgency’, US FDA Regulatory Environment Justify Filing NurOwn, BrainStorm Says
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