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Neuralstem Inc.

9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850, USA

Category: Gene/Cell Therapy; Stem Cells

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Neuralstem Inc. is a biotherapeutics company with a mission to apply stem cell research and its patented human neural stem cell technology to treat diseases of the central nervous system including ischemic paraplegia, traumatic spinal cord injury, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and Parkinson's disease. It was founded in 1996 by Karl Johe, I. Richard Garr and Merrill Solomon.

Neuralstem utilizes its patented Human Neural Stem Cell technology to create cures for diseases of the CNS (central nervous system). The company's technology allows for the isolation of CNS stem cells from tissue; the expansion in vitro of each cell up to a billion billion times (60 doublings), and the controlled differentiation of the cells into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia which can be used to treat CNS diseases and conditions, and which provide a unique window for traditional drug discovery and genomic applications.

Neuralstem has collaborations with China Medical University, Cleveland Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, University of Michigan, Biomedical Research Models, Inc., etc.