In a previous post I made mention of the Neuralstem clinical trial currently ongoing at Emory University. Recently, CNN ran a story on the trial which provided welcome news to the ALS community. Three implantations had been performed with no complications so far.
Today I received a press release which carried forward the good news. Based on the results so far with the first three, they are going ahead with a fourth with double the injections (both sides of the spine). This is great news as it is showing the procedure and product to be safe (the primary objective of this trial). It is still too early to determine any efficacy and the trial isn’t designed to measure that anyway.
With each success the barriers are pushed back a little further. The success of the Neuralstem trial will pave the way for other trials.