ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (Amex: CUR) announced that it has reach a settlement with ReNeuron, Ltd. ending litigation between the parties. The confidential settlement agreement resolves all claims asserted by Neuralstem against ReNeuron in Neuralstem, Inc. v. ReNeuron, Ltd., Case No. CV 08-02168 R (AGRx), which was pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, ReNeuron has agreed to immediately compensate Neuralstem, as well as to make future milestone and royalty payments to Neuralstem based on ReNeuron's development of certain products at issue in the case.
"We are pleased to have settled this dispute and that the parties have put this matter behind them," said Richard Garr, Chief Executive Officer of Neuralstem.
Neuralstem's patented technology enables the ability to produce neural stem cells of the human brain and spinal cord in commercial quantities, and the ability to control the differentiation of these cells constitutively into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia. Neuralstem is in a FDA-approved Phase I safety clinical trial for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
In addition to ALS, the company is also targeting major central nervous system diseases, including traumatic spinal cord injury, ischemic spastic paraplegia, and Huntington's disease. The company has also submitted an IND (Investigational New Drug) application to the FDA for a Phase I safety trial in chronic spinal cord injury.
Neuralstem also has the ability to generate stable human neural stem cell lines suitable for the systematic screening of large chemical libraries.
|SOURCE Neuralstem, Inc.|
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