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First patient enrolled in BrainStorm ALS Phase 2

  • The first patient has been enrolled in BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics' (BCLI) Phase 2 ALS clinical trial at Mass General Hospital in Boston. The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the transplantation of Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells Secreting Neurotrophic Factors ("MSC-NTF" or "NurOwn") in 48 ALS patients at three hospitals (Mass General, UMass Hospital in Worcester and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NY).
  • NurOwn is an autologous adult stem cell therapy technology that differentiates bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) into MSC-NTF cells. These neuron-supporting cells secrete elevated levels of neurotrophic factors that protect existing motor neurons, promote motor neuron growth and re-establish nerve-muscle interaction.
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