CMTRF Inks Milestone-Driven Partnership with AcuraStem to Repurpose Established Drugs for the Treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Dec 20, 2018, 10:38 AM
CMT Research Foundation announced today it has entered into a collaborative research partnership with AcuraStem to test thousands of compounds aimed at producing effective treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Nov 8, 2018, 4:12 PM
Academy Award-winning actress Renee Zellweger encourages the audience to learn more about AcuraStem’s research work in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the 16th Annual ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS at Exposition Park in Los Angeles
AcuraStem Joins Team Nanci and The ALS Association Golden West Chapter at LA Walk to Defeat ALS Sunday, Nov. 4
Nov 2, 2018, 11:59 PM
AcuraStem will join in the fight against ALS as a sponsor of the 16th Annual Los Angeles County Walk to Defeat ALS® on Sunday, November 4, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The team will walk with “Team Nanci” and be on hand at the AcuraStem booth to talk to patients and families affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) about its mission and research underway.
Aug 30, 2018, 7:24 PM
AcuraStem has announced the members of its Scientific Board of Advisors comprised of PhDs, professors, tech entrepreneurs, and successful drug company veterans.
Jul 27, 2018, 4:16 PM
AcuraStem announces the addition of Monica Zhou, Ph.D. to their team as Principal Scientist. Zhou is in charge of industrializing the expansion of AcuraStem’s groundbreaking iNeuroRx platform and its multiple applications, ensuring their accuracy and efficiency.
AcuraStem Receives Fast-Track SBIR Grant for the Development of a Novel Small Molecule Therapy to Treat ALS
Jun 18, 2018, 7:00 AM
AcuraStem a fast-growing and innovative biotech company located in Monrovia, California, has been awarded a $3.7 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fast-Track grant (#R44NS105156) by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to continue research for the development of a small molecule therapeutic, “AS2015”, focused on treating patients with the genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) caused by expansion repeats in the gene C9ORF72.
May 22, 2018, 9:36 PM
AcuraStem is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Start-Up Stadium event at the BIO International Convention, June 4-7 in Boston.
Apr 20, 2018, 12:58 PM
Dr. Justin K. Ichida was recently profiled by Seema Sharma with Mendeley as a part of their series on stem cells and regenerative medicine. In the interview Dr. Ichida discusses his research, career path, and shares advice for those seeking a transition from postdoctoral to tenure-track.
Feb 22, 2018, 2:45 PM
In a recently published article for The Hollywood Reporter, Acurastem co-founder Dr. Justin Ichida shares a personal account of how famed publicist and ALS patient Nanci Ryder, and her friends in the fight, have helped to accelerate groundbreaking in vitro research being done at his USC-based laboratory (results of which were published in a recent Nature Medicine article).
Feb 13, 2018, 10:36 PM
AcuraStem co-founder Justin Ichida co-authored the groundbreaking research paper "Haploinsufficiency leads to neurodegeneration in C9ORF72 ALS/FTD human induced motor neurons," published in Nature Medicine February 5.