NeuroSense Collaborates with Lonza to Identify Exosome-based Biomarkers, in order to Advance Neurodegenerative Disease Treatments and Diagnostics

  • NeuroSense will leverage its extensive experience in biomarker utilization to advance early diagnosis and treatment in the neurodegeneration field
  • Lonza to develop, optimize, and qualify a method utilizing Neuron-Derived Exosomes (“NDEs”), set to be integrated into the clinical development program of PrimeC by NeuroSense
  • Lonza’s Dev-on-Demand solution to enable NeuroSense to access Lonza’s process development with rapid initiation, execution, and delivery of work

Lonza, a global development and manufacturing partner to the pharma, biotech and nutrition industries, and NeuroSense Therapeutics (“NeuroSense”), a company developing treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other severe neurodegenerative diseases, announced a collaboration to evaluate biological changes occurring in people with neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS.

This agreement provides NeuroSense with access to Lonza’s unparalleled, state-of-the-art extracellular vesicles expertise and capabilities quickly and on an ‘on-demand’ basis, without further commitments. NeuroSense will leverage its extensive experience in biomarker utilization in neurodegenerative diseases. Lonza will provide the development, optimization, and qualification of a method measuring biomarkers from NDEs, which will be integrated into the development of NeuroSense’s lead product candidate for ALS, PrimeC.

Davide Zocco, Head of Exosomes Development, Lonza, commented: “Lonza has made significant investments in the exosome field over the last decade, including the acquisition of Exosomics, reflecting our commitment to enable innovators to advance their therapies. Our ‘Dev-on-Demand’ solution provides NeuroSense with access to expert scientists working in state-of-the-art laboratories for their development activities. The team and platform make Lonza the partner of choice for NeuroSense to identify exosomes-based biomarkers.”

Alon Ben-Noon, NeuroSense’s CEO, added: “We believe this collaboration could be a game-changer for the ALS and neurodegeneration field, as findings in such biomarkers may advance early diagnosis and treatment, as well as expedite the regulatory pathway for new treatments for the millions of people who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases. Collaborating with Lonza enables us to tap into some of the world’s top experts in exosomes-based therapies research to develop another important measure of PrimeC’s efficacy.”

NeuroSense recently reported positive topline results from the six-month double-blind portion of its Phase 2b PARADIGM trial, a multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study of PrimeC in people living with ALS. Patients treated with PrimeC had a statistically significant slowing of disease progression in the pre-specified Per Protocol (PP) population as compared to placebo. Additional biomarker and efficacy endpoints are expected H1 2024.

SourcePR Newswire

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