BrainStorm Cell announces presentation of Phase IIa ALS trial data BrainStorm Cell announced that interim results from the company's Phase IIa ALS trial conducted at Hadassah Medical Center were presented at the Joint Congress of European Neurology. The positive safety and preliminary efficacy results observed in this study are consistent with results observed in the company's previous Phase I/II trial. Between these two studies, a total of 26 patients have been treated with NurOwn, BrainStorm's stem cell therapy candidate for ALS. The company said, "We are very satisfied with the results observed so far in these two studies. The fact that some of the patients actually demonstrated clinical improvement surpassed our expectations of achieving stabilization or reduced rate of decline. We look forward to the completion of this trial and to building on these results in our double-blind, placebo controlled, multi-center study currently being launched in the USA."