Takeda Uses AcuraStem Deal To Bolster Neuro Pipeline, Move Into ALS
Deal Snapshot: Looking to add to its neuroscience pipeline, Takeda acquires rights to the antisense candidate AS-202 from AcuraStem for development as a potential amyotrophic lateral sclerosis therapy.
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Regulatory Flexibility: US FDA Approves Amylyx’s Relyvrio For ALS Despite ‘Degree Of Residual Uncertainty’
The single positive Phase II CENTAUR study, along with confirmatory evidence of benefit on long-term survival in the open-label extension, demonstrate substantial evidence of effectiveness, the agency says, acknowledging a level of uncertainty that is acceptable in the disease context.