ALS ‘Urgency’, US FDA Regulatory Environment Justify Filing NurOwn, BrainStorm Says
BrainStorm discovered a statistical error while preparing the stem cell therapy's BLA, and corrected data show a statistically significant treatment difference for a key secondary endpoint in less advanced ALS. However, the Phase III trial still failed its primary clinical efficacy endpoint.
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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.
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