Project ALS and Amylyx Team Up to Test Phase 2 Compound
Project ALS and Amylyx Pharmaceuticals are collaborating to undertake pre-clinical studies to advance the understanding of Amylyx's oral compound AMX0035 for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The studies will be conducted at the Project ALS Pre-Clinical Core at Columbia University's Motor Neuron Center and will complement the company's recently initiated Phase 2 clinical program of AMX0035 for the treatment ALS. The Project ALS Pre-Clinical Core at the Columbia University's Motor Neuron Center has established a integrated and standardized platform for the testing and validation of new therapeutic strategies in recognized experimental models of ALS and for biomarker discovery. The Core, developed in collaboration with Project ALS, will accelerate the translation of new promising therapies to patients by facilitating speedy testing of new therapeutic leads discovered by laboratories studying motor neuron biology, genetics and genomics. The collaboration is an outgrowth of previous studies by The Project ALS Pre-Clinical Core at Columbia University of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), one of the components of AMX0035.