NeuroSense Vice President of R&D Shiran Zimri, Ph.D. to Participate in the 3rd Annual ALS Drug Development Summit

NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd., a company developing novel treatments for severe neurodegenerative diseases, announces that Vice President of R&D, Dr. Shiran Zimri will be a key presenter at the ALS Drug Development Summit in Boston, Mass.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: NRSN) (“NeuroSense”), a company developing novel treatments for severe neurodegenerative diseases, announces that Vice President of R&D, Dr. Shiran Zimri will be a key presenter at the ALS Drug Development Summit in Boston, Mass. on May 22, 2024, which gathers the top drug developers in the field to present findings and collaborate toward a cure for the disease.

Dr. Zimri will present during a session titled, “Exploring the Potentials of Combination Therapy in ALS & Showcasing Latest Progress of PrimeC,” in which she will provide an update on the Company’s latest findings from its phase 2b clinical trial (PARADIGM). Dr. Zimri will also be leading and moderating a workshop at the pre-conference event, which will delve into the promising field of combination therapy as a novel approach for the treatment of ALS.

“I am thrilled to participate in and speak at this conference. I eagerly anticipate sharing our findings and plans, engaging with participants, and exploring new opportunities. The positive reception from the scientific community regarding the PARADIGM outcomes has been gratifying. We are eager to advance PrimeC to the next stage and share our plans with regulators,” stated Shiran Zimri, NeuroSense Therapeutics VP of R&D.

More information on the ALS Drug Discovery Summit can be found here.

Recently, the Company announced additional results of its PARADIGM trial that included a statistically significant 43% (p=0.02) slowing of disease progression in high-risk ALS patients treated with PrimeC compared to placebo after 6 months. This translates to a 5.04-point difference in ALSFRS-R scores favoring PrimeC (CI: 0.862, 9.214; n=38) in the per protocol population analysis.

About ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”) is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that causes complete paralysis and death within 2-5 years from diagnosis. Every year, more than 5,000 patients are diagnosed with ALS in the U.S. alone, with an annual disease burden of $1 billion. The number of patients with ALS is expected to grow by 24% by 2040 in the U.S. and EU.


Disease progression is measured by the ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised (ALSFRS-R), which is the most widely used ALS tracking tool accepted by the FDA, utilized by neurologists treating ALS patients, in clinical trials, and by other regulators to determine disease progression. It tracks 12 changes in a person’s physical abilities over time including functions such as: speech, walking, climbing stairs, dressing/hygiene, handwriting, turning in bed, cutting food, salivation, swallowing, and breathing. A single point change on the ALSFRS-R has a significant impact on ALS patients, such as the transition from independent feeding to requiring assistance or independent breathing to needing to use a machine ventilator.


PARADIGM is a prospective, multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2b (NCT05357950) clinical trial of the Company’s lead drug candidate, PrimeC, in ALS. The trial included 68 participants living with ALS in Canada, Italy, and Israel. 96% of the trial participants who completed the 6-month double-blind portion of the trial chose to receive treatment with PrimeC through a 12-month open label extension. Furthermore, to date all participants that completed the 18-month trial treatment duration, requested to continue PrimeC, which is provided to them in an Investigator Initiated Trial, not limited with time.

As previously reported, top-line data from the 6-month double-blind segment of the trial showed clinically meaningful signs of efficacy with a 29% difference in ALSFRS-R (p=0.12) and a 13% difference in SVC (p=0.5), both in favor of PrimeC vs placebo in analysis of the intent to treat (ITT) population. These data include all 68 people living with ALS enrolled in Canada, Italy, and Israel, with the exclusion of one patient who was misdiagnosed. In the PP top-line analysis from PARADIGM, a statistically significant slowing of disease progression was observed with a 37.4% (p=0.03) difference in ALSFRS-R in favor of PrimeC vs placebo. Most patients enrolled in both the active and placebo arms of the trial were concurrently treated with Riluzole, the ALS standard of care medication, indicating PrimeC slowed disease progression well beyond the level afforded by the FDA approved ALS drug.

About PrimeC

PrimeC, NeuroSense’s lead drug candidate, is a novel extended-release oral formulation composed of a unique fixed-dose combination of two FDA-approved drugs: ciprofloxacin and celecoxib. PrimeC is designed to synergistically target several key mechanisms of ALS that contribute to motor neuron degeneration, inflammation, iron accumulation and impaired ribonucleic acid (“RNA”) regulation to potentially inhibit the progression of ALS. NeuroSense completed a Phase 2a clinical trial which met its safety and efficacy endpoints including reducing functional and respiratory deterioration and statistically significant changes in ALS-related biological markers indicating PrimeC’s biological activity. PrimeC was granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

About NeuroSense

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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Forward-Looking Statements

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