Evotec, HSCI Ink ALS Deal | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evotec today said that it has forged an alliance with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to identify compounds that can prevent or slow down the loss of motor neurons, a characteristic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The collaboration, dubbed CureMN, or CureMotorNeuron, will leverage Evotec's drug discovery infrastructure and expertise in identifying compounds with therapeutic value, as well as human motor neuron assays based on ALS patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells developed by HSCI principal faculty members Lee Rubin and Kevin Eggan.

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