Neuralstem To Present At Barclays Global Healthcare Conference 2015
Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that Richard Garr, President and CEO, will present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference 2015 on Thursday, March 12, at 2:35 p.m. EDT in Miami.
An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Center home page of Neuralstem’s website: investor.neuralstem.com. An archive of the presentation will also be available for 30 days.
Neuralstem is a dual platform regenerative medicine company. The company’s technology enables the production of regionally specific, physiologically relevant neural stem cells for therapeutic use for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases and has enabled the discovery of a library of patented small molecule neurogenic compounds to treat psychological and cognitive disorders.
Neuralstem’s small molecule drug discovery program screens human neural stem cell lines for compounds that may stimulate neurogenesis in the brain, possibly reversing pathologies associated with certain CNS conditions. The company’s lead compound, NSI-189, has completed FDA Phase Ia and Ib safety trials for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Neuralstem is expecting to launch a Phase II study for MDD in 2015.
Neuralstem’s first stem cell therapy product, NSI-566, a spinal cord-derived neural stem cell line, is in ongoing clinical trials to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), for which it has received orphan status designation by the FDA. Dosing in a phase IIa trial was completed in July, 2014. The next trial is anticipated to commence in 2015. In addition to ALS, the company is conducting an NSI-566 Phase I trial in chronic spinal cord injury, with NSI-566 clinical development also underway to treat ischemic stroke.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information:
This news release may contain forward-looking statements made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements in this press release regarding potential applications of Neuralstem’s technologies constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks inherent in the development and commercialization of potential products, uncertainty of clinical trial results or regulatory approvals or clearances, need for future capital, dependence upon collaborators and maintenance of our intellectual property rights. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Additional information on potential factors that could affect our results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in Neuralstem’s periodic reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and Form 10Q, for the period ended September 30, 2014.
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