BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Partners to Provide Public Access to Biospecimens from NurOwn’s Phase 3 ALS Study
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that BCLI will donate biospecimens from NurOwn’s placebo-controlled Phase 3 ALS trial to the Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium (NEALS) biorepository for use by the research community. The specimens are being submitted to the biorepository in connection with a $500,000 grant previously awarded to BrainStorm by The ALS Association and I AM ALS, to support biomarker research.
The specimens submitted to the NEALS biorepository include serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples collected from trial participants treated with placebo. Samples of both biofluids were collected in a matched fashion and longitudinally at multiple (up to seven) time points over a 20-week period, allowing for the evaluation of intra-patient biomarker changes over time as well as comparisons of biomarker levels between serum and CSF…