FDA panel rejects ALS treatment from Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted against a treatment from BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics

for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

The FDA panel’s vote was 17-1, with one adviser abstaining.

Patients last year petitioned the FDA to consider the treatment, called NurOwn, in a public hearing. The agency said the company submitted “scientifically incomplete” and “grossly deficient” data.

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