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A late-stage trial of an Alzheimer’s drug set to generate results within weeks is shaping up as a pivotal moment in a three-decade quest to prove that removing sticky amyloid plaques from the brain can slow down the disease. The phase 3 trial is being led by Eisai, a Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company that has partnered US biotech Biogen to develop lecanemab. Earlier studies suggested the monoclonal antibody treatment can clear plaques known as beta amyloid that are at the centre of an increasingly acrimonious scientific debate over what causes Alzheimer’s.
Publication includes the Phase 3 VALOR SOD1-ALS trial and its open-label-extension study, underscoring the importance of these longer-term data12-month data show earlier initiation of tofersen slowed decline across critical measures of function and strength in people diagnosed with SOD1-ALSResults offer important learnings regarding the biology of SOD1-ALS and design of ALS clinical trials CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) today announced that The Ne