European Medicines Agency Grants NeuroSense SME Status
- SME status offers regulatory guidance and engagement in dialogue with EMA
- NeuroSense to open an EU office in Ulm, Germany
- Company plans to enroll patients at multiple sites across Europe in its planned Phase 3 pivotal ALS study of PrimeC
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: NRSN) ("NeuroSense"), a company developing treatments for severe neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that it has opened an EU Office as well as been granted the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) status by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which offers significant benefits leading up to and following drug regulatory approval. The EMA already granted PrimeC Orphan Drug Status for the treatment of ALS.
NeuroSense completed enrollment in PARADIGM, its Phase 2b multinational clinical study of PrimeC for the treatment of ALS. One-third of the 69 enrolled patients came from sites located in Europe. Clinical topline results from PARADIGM are expected at the end of 2023.
The Company expects to commence a global pivotal Phase 3 study of PrimeC in ALS in 2024 with a vast number of clinical sites in Europe. As Europe is a key market, in addition to the USA, NeuroSense has opened an office in Ulm, Germany to lead its regulatory dialogue with the EMA and clinical operations during the planned Phase 3 study.
SME status offers benefits, including regulatory guidance and engagement in early dialogue with a multidisciplinary EMA team throughout the development program. In addition, financial benefits such as a 100% fee reduction for scientific advice and inspections of facilities for orphan products, as well as a fee exemption following marketing authorization of PrimeC in its first year of sales.
"SME status with the EMA comes at an opportune time for NeuroSense as we look ahead to clinical topline Phase 2b results with the expectation that it will lead us rapidly into a pivotal Phase 3 study for ALS," stated NeuroSense Founder and CEO, Alon Ben Noon. "We plan to work closely with the EMA on the PrimeC development strategy towards the initiation of the Phase 3 study across Europe and appreciate their support of our mission in ALS."
NeuroSense Therapeutics, Ltd. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing treatments for patients suffering from debilitating neurodegenerative diseases. NeuroSense believes that these diseases, which include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, among others, represent one of the most significant unmet medical needs of our time, with limited effective therapeutic options available for patients to date. Due to the complexity of neurodegenerative diseases and based on strong scientific research on a large panel of related biomarkers, NeuroSense's strategy is to develop combined therapies targeting multiple pathways associated with these diseases.
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