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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