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Agency’s action plan for rare neurodegenerative diseases maps out over five years, but knowledge gained can inform products currently in development; new FDA grant program looks to invest in remote use of clinical outcome assessments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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.
The US FDA is set for two high-profile advisory committee meetings on potential ALS treatments before the end of 2022. Whatever the outcome, they will fit a pattern: when it comes to ALS treatments, there is very little about the regulatory process that feels routine.
AstraZeneca is discontinuing a Phase III trial of the long-acting complement inhibitor it gained via its Alexion acquisition in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis because of lack of efficacy in an interim analysis. Interest is now turning to antisense and cell therapy candidates from other companies that are in late-stage development for the condition.
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