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Jun 3, 2024, 4:19 PM
AcuraStem, a patient-based biotechnology company pioneering how treatments are developed for neurodegenerative diseases, announced the expansion of its team with three new team members, bringing a fresh influx of expertise to its pioneering platform.
Feb 27, 2024, 5:39 PM
AcuraStem’s Head of Target Validation, Dr. Wen-Hsuan Chang, presented an update on the company's innovative UNC13A program at the 14th Annual California ALS Research Summit on January 19, 2024
Jan 30, 2024, 1:00 AM
AcuraStem Leverages iNeuroRx® Platform to Drive Innovative SYF2 and UNC13A Treatments Forward Toward Clinical Trial
Sep 25, 2023, 9:30 AM
Agreement enables the development of therapeutics, including AcuraStem’s AS-202 Candidate, an antisense oligonucleotide that suppresses levels of the PIKFYVE kinase
Jun 15, 2023, 7:11 PM
AcuraStem, a patient-based biotechnology company pioneering how treatments are developed for neurodegenerative diseases, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Related Motor Neuron Diseases Mechanisms, Modeling and Translational Therapeutics."
Mar 20, 2023, 8:30 PM
AcuraStem’s progress in advancing an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) targeting PIKFYVE and development of therapeutic candidates targeting SYF2 in preclinical studies has been featured in a newly posted BioSpace article.
Mar 20, 2023, 12:32 AM
A recent study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell and co-authored by AcuraStem CEO Sam Alworth, M.S., MBA, and AcuraStem co-founder Justin Ichida, Ph.D., et al., shows that suppressing the gene encoding spliceosome-associated factor SYF2 may alleviate symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and improve neuron survival in both sporadic and genetic forms of the disease.
Jan 20, 2023, 4:30 PM
AcuraStem announced today that CEO Sam Alworth, will present on the company’s latest advances in the development of a PIKFYVE antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapeutic for diverse forms of ALS and FTD at the 13th annual California ALS Research Summit
Dec 5, 2022, 1:10 PM
Dr. Wen-Hsuan Chang, AcuraStem’s Head of Target Validation to present at the 33nd International Symposium on ALS/MND being held virtually on December 6-9, 2022. Dr. Chang will detail AcuraStem’s development program leveraging its best-in-class  iNeuroRx® platform, composed of patient-derived disease models that accurately recapitulate UNC13A pathology, to develop novel and potent UNC13A antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) drug candidates. UNC13A is one of the most significant genetic risk factors for ALS and FTD.
Dec 15, 2021, 12:30 AM
AcuraStem (acurastem.com), a patient-based drug discovery platform company developing novel therapeutics for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and neurodegenerative diseases, announced the results of extensive preclinical studies on its lead program, AS-202, for ALS patients. The data were presented at the Motor Neuron Disease Association 32nd International Symposium on ALS/MND on December 9, by AcuraStem’s Head of Research, Wen-Hsuan Chang, Ph.D.