If you're not sure which of these trials might be right for you, contact our ALS Research Access Nurse for guidance.

Enrolling ALS Clinical Trials

These trials test potential new medications for ALS. You can also download brochures to print or view later.

Genetics Brochure

Investigational Products Brochure 

Platform Trial Brochure  
HEALEY ALS Platform Trial - Phase 2 and 3

The HEALEY Platform Trial tests multiple regimens. Each regimen is being conducted to see if the specified investigational drug is a safe and effective treatment option for people diagnosed with ALS. 

Learn more about the platform trial.

Now Enrolling

Regimen E: Trial of Trehalose (SLS-005) (Now Enrolling)
 Trehalose is a low molecular weight disaccharide (0.342 kDa) that crosses the blood-brain barrier, stabilizes proteins and activates autophagy.
Developed by: Seelos Therapeutics

Enrollment Complete

Regimen A: Trial of Zilucoplan (Enrollment Complete)
This medication works by inhibiting tissue damage caused by the immune system.
Developed by: UCB

Regimen B: Trial of Verdiperstat (Enrollment Complete)
This medication works by reducing neural inflammation.
Developed by: Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

Regimen C: Trial of CNM-Au8 (Enrollment Complete)
This medication provides an energetic assist to impaired motor neurons and helps improve their ability to function normally.
Developed by: Clene Nanomedicine

Regimen D: Trial of Pridopidine (Enrollment Complete)
This medication exerts neuroprotective effects via activation of the Sigma-1 receptor (S1R).
Developed by: Prilenia Therapeutics

Learn more about the study drugs

For participation at Massachusetts General Hospital:
Email: MGHsiteHealeyPlatform@mgh.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-643-3902

For participation at other sites, contact the Patient Navigator:
Email: HealeyALSplatform@mgh.harvard.edu
Phone: 833-425-8257

Trial of ABBV-CLS-7262 – Phase 1b

Full Trial Name: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics Following Multiple Doses of ABBV-CLS-7262 in Subjects with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Followed by an Active Treatment Extension

Trial Phase: Phase 1b

Trial Length: Up to 14 months (13 in-person visits)

Drug to Placebo: 4:1 for 4 weeks, active treatment extension (ATE) for 44 weeks

Target: The eIF2-eIF2B complex is a protein responsible for reducing stress and inflammation in the body. In people with ALS, this protein is altered and cannot perform its function. The study drug ABBV-CLS-7262 binds to the protein and restores functionality. ABBV-CLS-7262 aims to reduce inflammation and therefore slow down ALS progression.

Administration: 1 sachet per day taken orally with water

Purpose: To evaluate safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and ALS progression in people while taking ABBV-CLS-7262.

Principal Investigator: Doreen Ho, MD

Sponsor: Calico Life Sciences

Enrollment Contacts: Darshana Hari, dhari@mgh.harvard.edu or 617-643-3530
Max Higgins, mphiggins@mgh.harvard.edu or 617-643-2522

Trial of BIIB105 for ALS and polyQ-ALS – Phase 1

Full Trial Name: A Phase 1 Multiple-Ascending-Dose Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of BIIB105 Administered Intrathecally to Adults with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis With or Without Poly-CAG Expansion in the Ataxin-2 Gene
Trial Phase: 1
Trial Length: 6-7 months (13 in-person visits)
Drug to Placebo Ratio: 2:1 or 3:1, open label extension
Target: ATXN2 protein

Science:  BIIB105 is an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) medication that may reduce the amount of ATXN2 protein. By decreasing ATXN2, this may prevent the accumulation of TDP-43 protein, which is responsible for the death of motor neurons.

Administration: Lumbar punctures (needle inserted into spinal fluid in the lower spine to administer dose)

Purpose: To learn about the safety and tolerability of BIIB105 in adults with a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and to look at the level and action of the study drug in the body and what happens to this level over time.

Principal Investigator: . Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH
Sponsor: Biogen MA, Inc.

Enrollment Contacts:
Mackenzie Keegan: 617-643-6252 or mkeegan@mgh.harvard.edu
Kush Mehta, 617-643-5376 or kmehta9@mgh.harvard.edu

Trial of BLZ945 for ALS – Phase 2

Full Trial Name: An open-label, adaptive design study in patients with ALS to characterize safety, tolerability and brain microglia response, as measured by TSPO binding, following multiple doses of BLZ945 using positron emission tomography (PET) with radioligand [11C]-PBR28
Trial Phase: 2

This Phase II research study is being done to study the safety and tolerability of a molecule called BLZ945 in patients with ALS. We also want to find out if BLZ945 is safe to take without causing too many side effects in ALS. Novartis is the sponsor of this study, and BLZ945 is taken orally. This research study will use an imaging method known as Positron Emission Tomography or PET to measure the effect of BLZ945 on a specific inflammatory cell type in the brain called microglia, which are activated in ALS. The study aims at providing important information on whether BLZ945 could be a potential treatment for patients with ALS and to help to select the most appropriate doses for the planning of future research in patients with ALS. This study is open label, which means that all participants receive study drug. Study participation will last, at most, 84 days and include up to 5-7 hospital admission days at MGH. Please contact the study team to obtain additional information about the study visits and procedures. The study team will review with the inclusion and exclusion criteria during the study, which is also available on clinicaltrials.gov.

Principal Investigator: Suma Babu, MD, MPH
Sponsor: Novartis Enrollment
Enrollment Contacts:
Ryan Gifford, 617-643-6252 or rgifford@mgh.harvard.edu
Dario Gelevski, 617-726-0563 or dgelevski@mgh.harvard.edu
Trial of BrainGate

Recruiting: People who have limited or no use of their hands, including people with ALS
Full Trial Name:
BrainGate: Feasibility Study of an Intracortical Neural Interface System for Persons With Tetraplegia

Patients who have weakness due to motor neuron disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and have no or limited use of their hands are needed for an FDA regulated research study to evaluate a new technology which may allow an individual with quadriplegia to control a computer cursor and assistive devices, like a robotic arm, by thought. This study is invasive and requires surgery. Research sessions are run at participants’ residences, so to be eligible, participants must live within 3 hours drive of Boston, MA or Providence, RI. The clinical trial requires a commitment of 13 (thirteen) months. The study is being conducted by Dr. Leigh Hochberg at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Principal Investigator: Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD
Enrollment Contacts: clinicaltrials@braingate.org, neurotechnology@mgh.harvard.edu

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Trial of ION363 for FUS-ALS – Phase 1-3
Full Trial Name: A Phase 1-3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Intrathecally Administered ION363 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients with Fused in Sarcoma Mutations (FUS-ALS)
Trial Phase: 1-3

The purpose of this Phase 1-3 research study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of the drug ION363 in patients that have FUS-ALS. ION363 is administered intrathecally, which means that the drug will be administered through a lumbar puncture in the lower spine. The study consists of two parts: Part 1which is placebo-controlled (meaning that some participants will receive placebo, which looks like the study drug but does not contain any active ingredients), and part 2, which is an open-label extension period where all participants will receive the active drug.
This study is recruiting patients who have a confirmed diagnosis of Fused in Sarcoma Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (FUS-ALS) with a slow vital capacity ≥ 50%.
Participation in this study will last approximately 2 years and 11 months. In Part 1 we will ask you to visit MGH 10 times during an 8-month time period. During this time, one visit will require an overnight stay and visits when the study medication is being administered will require you to stay at the site for at least 6 hours. In part 2, we will ask you to visit MGH 15 or 23 times, depending on which group you are randomly assigned to. Part 2 will be approx 2 years plus 3 months.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suma Babu
Sponsor: Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Enrollment contacts:
Gabriel Jacobs, 617-726-3015 or gjacobs@mgh.harvard.edu
Kush Mehta, 617-643-5376 or kmehta9@mgh.harvard.edu
Trial of RAPA-501 Cell Therapy for ALS – Phase 1

Full Trial Name: Phase I Trial of Autologous Hybrid TREG/Th2 Cell Therapy (RAPA-501) for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Trial Phase: 1
Trial Length: Up to 1 year (10-30 in-person visits)
Drug to Placebo Ratio: Open Label (no placebo)
Target: T-cells

Science: In people with ALS, the body’s immune system becomes imbalanced and appears to hasten the loss of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Regulatory T-cells help reduce inflammation and

could lead to a more balanced immune system in people with ALS. The goal of this study is to reduce

neuroinflammation, potentially slowing ALS progression, using specially prepared regulatory T-cells, called RAPA-501 cells.

RAPA-501 cells are created through a series of steps by first taking the participant’s own blood though a

specialized IV (apheresis), then isolating regulatory T-cells from the blood. Next, these regulatory T-cells

are grown under special conditions in a petri dish, becoming RAPA-501 cells. The RAPA-501 cells are

then returned to the participant through an intravenous infusion. Prior to the IV infusion of RAPA-501

cells, a low dose of chemotherapy is given to reduce the body’s immune response and potentially

heighten the effects of the RAPA-501 cells.

Administration:

(1) Apheresis (blood separation) to collect T-cells

(2) Intravenous (IV) infusion of low-dose chemotherapy drugs (Cyclophosphamide and Pentostatin)

(3) Intravenous (IV) infusion of the specialized RAPA-501 cells

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out if RAPA-501 cell therapy is safe in people living with

ALS. Two doses of RAPA-501 cells will be investigated for safety.

Principal Investigator: Dr. James Berry
Sponsor: Rapa Therapeutics, LLC
Enrollment Contacts: 
Kelly Fisher, 617-726-9094 or kefisher@mgh.harvard.edu
Jacqueline Topping, 617-643-6036 or jtopping@mgh.harvard.edu

Trial of Reldesemtiv – Phase 3

Full Trial Name: A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Reldesemtiv in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 

Trial Phase: 3

Trial Length: Up to 13 months (8 in-person visits) 

Drug to Placebo Ratio: 2:1 for 24 weeks, open label extension (OLE) for 24 weeks

Target: Troponin

Science: Reldesemtiv aims to activate troponin (a protein found in muscles) by increasing its responsiveness to calcium. When calcium binds to troponin, muscle fibers can contract with less effort, which helps to relieve muscle weakness and fatigue. 

Administration: 2 tablets twice a day

Purpose: To assess the effect of reldesmtiv on diesease progression and muscle weakness in people living with ALS.

Principal Investigator: Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
Sponsor: Cytokinetics, Inc.
Enrollment Contacts:
Isabel Cepeda, 617-726-1880 or icepeda@mgh.harvard.edu
Max Higgins, 617-643-2522 or mphiggins@mgh.harvard.edu

Trial of TPN-101 for Patients with C9orf72 – Phase 2a

Full Trial Name: A Phase 2a Study of TPN-101 in Patients with C9ORF72 ALS/FTD (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and/or Frontotemporal Dementia) 

Trial Phase:

Trial Length: 13-14 months (13 in-person visits) 

Participants: People with C9 ALS and/or FTD 

Drug to Placebo: 3:2 for 24 weeks, open label extension (OLE) for 24 weeks 

Target: Retrotransposon hL1 

Science: TPN-101 works to prevent hL1 expression, since hL1 may cause further ALS progression. HL1 is shown to be overexpressed in C9ALS causing DNA damage and neuroinflammation. TPN-101 may suppress hL1 expression to prevent progression. 

Administration: Gel capsule taken orally 

Purpose: To assess the safety and tolerability of the drug TPN-101 in patients with C9orf72 ALS and/or FTD. This study will also measure the levels and efficacy of the drug in your body over time. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. James D. Berry, MD, MPH 

Sponsor: Transposon Therapeutics, Inc. 

Enrollment Contact: Isabel Cepeda, icepeda@mgh.harvard.edu, 617-726-1880 

Trial of SAR443820 – Phase 2

Sponsor: Sanofi US Services Inc

Full Trial Name: A Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SAR443820 in adult participants with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), followed by an open-label extension

Trial Phase: 2

Trial Length: 108 weeks

Drug to Placebo: 2:1, open label extension (OLE) for last 82 weeks

Target: RIPK1 receptor

Science: SAR44380 inhibits a receptor in your nervous system called RIPK1. When RIPK1 is activated, it results in inflammation and damage to your cells. Because SAR443820 works by blocking RIPK1, it may help reduce inflammation and damage to cells in your nervous system and interfere with the pathway causing ALS.

Administration: Oral pill taken twice daily

Purpose: To learn about the safety and efficacy of SAR443820 in adults with a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and to look at the level and action of the study drug in the body and what happens to this level over time.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Doreen Ho

Enrollment Contacts: Alison Clark, 617-726-4284, aclark51@mgh.harvard.edu; and Amrita Iyer, 617-643-9550, aiyer2@mgh.harvard.edu


Enrolling Studies: Clinical Research to Understand ALS

These studies help researchers learn about changes to people with ALS over time. You can also download brochures to view or print later.

Biofluid Studies Brochure   Digital Studies Brochure   Imaging Studies Brochure  
Study of ALS Sample Repository (Living Library)

Full Trial Name: ALS Sample Repository 

Study Length: 1 in-person visit  

Participants: People with ALS, PLS, other MND, healthy volunteers

Biomarkers: Blood, spinal fluid, and/or urine samples 

Purpose: To answer questions and support research related to cause, prevention, treatment, and hereditability of ALS. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. James D. Berry, MD, MPH 

Sponsor: Hollister Lindley Fund

Enrollment Contact: Alison Clark, aclark51@mgh.harvard.edu, 617-726-4284; Kelly Fisher, kefisher@mgh.harvard.edu, 617-726-9094

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Study of DIALS

Recruiting: Asymptomatic first-degree adult relatives of people with familial ALS
Full Trial Name: Dominant Inherited ALS (DIALS) Network

This study is recruiting participants who do not have any neurological symptoms, but who have a first-degree relative with ALS caused by a mutation. The purpose of the research study is to study a population at risk for developing ALS. The information collected in this study will further our understanding of underlying early disease changes to allow for development of novel therapeutics that target the earliest changes in ALS and allow for possible disease prevention.
Through this study you will be offered genetic counseling, and genetic testing for all currently known genes that may cause ALS. In addition, the study will be performing regular, longitudinal evaluations (e.g. blood samples, questionnaire completion; pulmonary and strength testing etc.,) for a period of several years.  Study visits will be completed at the Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Principal Investigator: James Berry, MD, MPH
Sponsor: ALS Finding a Cure, Target ALS, ALS Association, American Academy of Neurology/Muscular Dystrophy Association
Enrollment Contacts:
Kathleen Diana, 617-724-6346 or kdiana@mgh.harvard.edu
Allison Carey, 617-726-1559 or abcarey@mgh.harvard.edu

Study of Fatigue in ALS

Full Trial Name: Pilot study of endurance tasks to measure performance fatigue in ALS 

Trial Length: 4 hours (1 in-person visit) 

Participants: People with ALS and healthy volunteers 

Purpose of Study: To learn if three motor tasks (walking task, upper arm task, and a fine motor hand movement task) can be used to measure fatigue in people with ALS. We are also investigating the utility of digital tools to quantify characteristics of performance fatigue. 

Study Assessments: We will ask you to complete several tasks, including three motor tasks designed to test performance fatigue, while wearing sensors that will record your movements. Participants must be able to walk and/or use their hands; use of assistive devices is permitted. 

Principal Investigator: James Berry, MD, MPH
Sponsor: Biogen
Enrollment Contacts:
Alison Clark, aclark51@mgh.harvard.edu or 617-726-4284
Amrita Iyer, aiyer2@mgh.harvard.edu or 617-643-9550

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Study of LAB PALS

+Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
+Asymptomatic ALS Gene Carriers
+Healthy Volunteers

Full Trial Name: A Longitudinal Analysis of Biomarkers in Patients with ALS 

Trial Length: 2 ½ years (7 in-person visits) 

Participants: People with ALS, asymptomatic ALS gene carriers, healthy volunteers 

Biomarkers: Blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid 

Purpose: To test potential biomarkers over time, which can be used to further uncover ALS pathophysiology, discover disease biomarkers, and identify new therapeutic targets. The biomarkers may help diagnose ALS sooner, monitor ALS progression, and teach us about potential causes and treatments for ALS. The samples we collect will be used to compare and analyze changes in immune cells and other changes in plasma and gene expression.

Principal Investigator: James Berry, MD, MPH 

Sponsor: Holy Cross Hospital, Inc.

Enrollment Contact: Chloe Noll, 617-724-7113, cnoll@mgh.harvard.edu  or Jacqueline Topping, 617-643-6036 or jtopping@mgh.harvard.edu

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Study of Longitudinal Microbiome in ALS

+Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
+Asymptomatic ALS Gene Carriers
+Healthy Volunteers

Enroll and participate from your home!

Full Study Name: Longitudinal Assessment of the Gut Microbiome in People with ALS

Study Length: 5 years

Participants: People with ALS, asymptomatic ALS gene carriers, healthy volunteers

Biomarkers: Stool and blood samples

Purpose: To collect and analyze stool samples and observe the relationship between the gut microbiome and the progression of ALS over time. Information collected in this study will further our understanding of ALS and contribute towards the development of novel therapeutics

Principal Investigator: James Berry, MD, MPH
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Enrollment Contact: Kelly Fisher, 617-726-9094 or kefisher@mgh.harvard.edu ,or Jacqueline Topping, 617-643-6036 or jtopping@mgh.harvard.edu

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Study of Neuroinflammation (PBR28) Imaging

Recruiting: Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Primary Lateral Sclerosis, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia or Frontotemporal Dementia
Healthy Volunteers Who Are Known Carriers of ALS Gene

Full Trial Name: Glial Activation Measured by PBR28-PET in People with Neurodegenerative Diseases
The purpose of the study is to learn more about inflammation in the brains of people with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) using combined Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Our study will examine whether particular cells, called microglia, are hyperactive in the nervous system of people with MND, such as those individuals with ALS.

Study participation involves two visits to MGH over a maximum of three months. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 80, be medically safe to undergo an MRI scan and be able to safely lie flat for at least 90 minutes. Additionally, participants cannot be taking any immunosuppressive medications or have a diaphragm pacing system and cannot have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, unstable psychiatric disease, or renal failure. All participants will be reimbursed for parking and receive compensation of $150 upon completion of each MR-PET scan. There will be additional compensation of $100 for each lumbar puncture completed by individuals with MND.

Principal Investigator:
 Suma Babu, MD, MPH

Sponsors: Neurodegenerative Disease Pilot Study Grant, K23 NS 083715, Evan and Arlene Yegelwel Endowed Fund for Primary Lateral Sclerosis Research and Care, PET Imaging of inflammation and epigenetics in ALS (ALS ONE), Muscular Dystrophy Association, Sundry

Enrollment Contacts:
Ryan Gifford, rgifford@mgh.harvard.edu or  617-724-0783

Dario Gelevski, dgelevski@mgh.harvard.edu or 617-726-0563

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Study of Radicava Effects in ALS

Full Study Name: Radicava®/(Edaravone) Findings in Biomarkers in ALS (REFINE-ALS)

Study Length: 6 cycles of IV Radicava (8 in-person visits) over 6 months

Participants: People with ALS

Biomarkers: Blood and urine samples

Purpose: To identify biomarkers that show how IV Radicava (edaravone) works in ALS patients. REFINE-ALS will measure the levels of distinct biomarkers involved in oxidative stress and in inflammatory response, neuronal injury or death, and muscle injury. Biomarker levels and ALS progression will be assessed before the first Radicava cycle and at specific times throughout the study.

Principal Investigator: Suma Babu, MD
Sponsor: MT Pharma
Enrollment Contacts:
Ryan Gifford, rgifford@mgh.harvard.edu or 617-724-0783

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Study of Smartphone App for Symptom Monitoring

Full Trial Name: Feasibility and Sensitivity of a Symptom Monitoring Application in Real Time (SMART) for ALS 

Trial Length: 12 months 

Participants: People with ALS and healthy volunteers 

Purpose of Study: To determine the usefulness of a smartphone app in collecting research data and to learn more about disease progression. 

Study Assessments: The study asks each participant to use the smartphone application for a few minutes every day by answering a questionnaire/survey, recording your voice and/or performing an on-screen exercise. The study requires participants to download and use the smartphone application using their smartphone device running iOS 8 or higher, or Android 4.1 or higher. 

Principal Investigator: James Berry MD, MPH 
Sponsor: ALS Finding a Cure 
Enrollment Contacts: Alison Clark, aclark51@mgh.harvard.edu, 617-726-4284; Amrita Iyer, aiyer2@mgh.harvard.edu, 617-643-9550 

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Study of Speech Motor Impairment in ALS

Study of Speech Motor Impairment in ALS

Full Study Name:  Speech motor impairments in ALS

Study Length: Up to 4 remote sessions, of up to 1.5 hours each

Participants: People with ALS

Purpose of Study: To learn more about speech symptoms experienced by people with ALS, in order to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of ALS

Study Assessments: You will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire and repeat various sounds and sentences while the movements of your face and mouth are recorded. Study sessions can be completed remotely using your own computer or device

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jordan Green, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Enrollment Contacts: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab staff, 617-724-6347, speechfeedinglab@mghihp.edu 

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No Longer Enrolling

Trial of LAM-002A for C9orf72-Associated ALS – Phase 2a

Full Trial Name: A Phase 2a Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Biological Activity of LAM-002A (apilimod dimesylate capsules) in C9ORF72-Associated ALS

Trial Phase: 2a

The aim of this Phase 2 research study is to find out if LAM-002A is a safe treatment option for patients with C9ORF72-associated ALS (C9ALS). During the study, participants will receive the LAM-002A drug orally in pill form. This is an open label extension trial, meaning that for the first 12 weeks, some participants will receive a placebo (which looks like the study drug, but has no active ingredients) instead of LAM-002A. Following the completion of weeks 1-12, all participants will be eligible to receive LAM-002A for the next 12 weeks of the trial. Participation in this study will involve blood draws, lumbar punctures, and several clinical measures of ALS, as research staff seek to understand how LAM-002A is processed by the body and if it impacts ALS progression. Our team is looking for patients with C9ALS and a slow vital capacity of ≥50% who are willing to complete 10 study visits and several phone calls over 28 weeks. Please reach out to the enrollment contact listed below: 

Principal Investigator: Suma Babu, MD, MPH
Sponsor: AI Therapeutics, Inc.
Enrollment Contact: Shea Golden, 617-724-3268 or sgolden3@mgh.harvard.edu
Allison Carey, 617-726-1559 or abcarey@mgh.harvard.edu

Trial of AMX0035

Full Trial Name: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of AMX0035 Versus Placebo for 48-week Treatment of Adult Patients with ALS
Trial Phase: 3
Principal Investigator: James Berry, MD, MPH
Sponsor: Amylyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The main purpose of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of the investigational drug AMX0035 compared to placebo in adult patients with ALS. This study will also measure the impact of AMX0035 on disease progression using a scale called the ALS Functional Reading Scale-Revised. This trial will also investigate the effects of AMX0035 on several other measures of disease progression and patient well-being, as well as caregiver well-being. This study has a randomization ratio of 3:2, with 3 of every 5 subjects being randomized to the investigational drug and 2 of every 5 subjects being randomized to placebo. Participants will be asked to participate in this study for approximately 48 weeks; the study has up to 6 in-person visits and up to 8 remote visits via tele-health. During the treatment period, patients will take either AMX0035 or placebo once a day for the first 2-3 weeks of the study and twice a day for the remainder of the study, if the investigational drug is tolerable and there are no adverse side effects. For more information, please contact a clinical research coordinator listed below.

Enrollment Contacts:
Max Higgins, 617-643-2522 or mphiggins@mgh.harvard.edu
Isabel Cepeda, 617-726-1880 or icepeda@mgh.harvard.edu

Trial of TPN-101 for Patients with C9orf72 – Phase 2a

Full Trial Name: A Phase 2a Study of TPN-101 in Patients with C9ORF72 ALS/FTD (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and/or Frontotemporal Dementia) 

Trial Phase:

Trial Length: 13-14 months (13 in-person visits) 

Participants: People with C9 ALS and/or FTD 

Drug to Placebo: 3:2 for 24 weeks, open label extension (OLE) for 24 weeks 

Target: Retrotransposon hL1 

Science: TPN-101 works to prevent hL1 expression, since hL1 may cause further ALS progression. HL1 is shown to be overexpressed in C9ALS causing DNA damage and neuroinflammation. TPN-101 may suppress hL1 expression to prevent progression. Ï

Administration: Gel capsule taken orally 

Purpose: To assess the safety and tolerability of the drug TPN-101 in patients with C9orf72 ALS and/or FTD. This study will also measure the levels and efficacy of the drug in your body over time. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. James D. Berry, MD, MPH 

Sponsor: Transposon Therapeutics, Inc. 

Enrollment Contact:
Isabel Cepeda, icepeda@mgh.harvard.edu, 617-726-1880 

Max Higgins, 617-643-2522 or mphiggins@mgh.harvard.edu

Trial of BIIB067 for SOD1-ALS

Full Trial Name: A Phase 1, Placebo-Controlled, Single and Multiple Ascending Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of BIIB067 Administered to Adult Subjects with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Trial Phase: 3

We are doing this research study to find out about the safety and tolerability of the study drug BIIB067. The study is funded by Biogen MA Inc. This study is recruiting patients with SOD1-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (SOD1-ALS) with a forced vital capacity greater than or equal to 50% of predicted value. Participation in the study will last for approximately 31 weeks and will include an overnight stay at MGH in addition to in person visits. The study team can provide additional information on the number of required visits during your initial visit. There are additional inclusion/exclusion criteria that the study team will review with you in more detail.

Principal Investigator: Suma Babu, MD, MPH
Sponsor: Biogen MA Inc.
Enrollment Contact:
Gabe Jacobs, 617-726-3015 or gjacobs@mgh.harvard.edu
Kush Mehta, 617-643-5376 or kmehta9@mgh.harvard.edu
Ryan Gifford, 617-724-0783 or rfgifford@mgh.harvard.edu
Shea Golden, 617-724-3268, sgolden3@mgh.harvard.edu

Science: In people with ALS, the body’s immune system becomes imbalanced and appears to hasten the loss of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Regulatory T-cells help reduce inflammation and

could lead to a more balanced immune system in people with ALS. The goal of this study is to reduce

neuroinflammation, potentially slowing ALS progression, using specially prepared regulatory T-cells, called RAPA-501 cells.

RAPA-501 cells are created through a series of steps by first taking the participant’s own blood though a

specialized IV (apheresis), then isolating regulatory T-cells from the blood. Next, these regulatory T-cells

are grown under special conditions in a petri dish, becoming RAPA-501 cells. The RAPA-501 cells are

then returned to the participant through an intravenous infusion. Prior to the IV infusion of RAPA-501

cells, a low dose of chemotherapy is given to reduce the body’s immune response and potentially

heighten the effects of the RAPA-501 cells.

Administration:

(1) Apheresis (blood separation) to collect T-cells

(2) Intravenous (IV) infusion of low-dose chemotherapy drugs (Cyclophosphamide and Pentostatin)

(3) Intravenous (IV) infusion of the specialized RAPA-501 cells

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out if RAPA-501 cell therapy is safe in people living with

ALS. Two doses of RAPA-501 cells will be investigated for safety.

Science: In people with ALS, the body’s immune system becomes imbalanced and appears to hasten the loss of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Regulatory T-cells help reduce inflammation and

could lead to a more balanced immune system in people with ALS. The goal of this study is to reduce

neuroinflammation, potentially slowing ALS progression, using specially prepared regulatory T-cells, called RAPA-501 cells.

RAPA-501 cells are created through a series of steps by first taking the participant’s own blood though a

specialized IV (apheresis), then isolating regulatory T-cells from the blood. Next, these regulatory T-cells

are grown under special conditions in a petri dish, becoming RAPA-501 cells. The RAPA-501 cells are

then returned to the participant through an intravenous infusion. Prior to the IV infusion of RAPA-501

cells, a low dose of chemotherapy is given to reduce the body’s immune response and potentially

heighten the effects of the RAPA-501 cells.

Administration:

(1) Apheresis (blood separation) to collect T-cells

(2) Intravenous (IV) infusion of low-dose chemotherapy drugs (Cyclophosphamide and Pentostatin)

(3) Intravenous (IV) infusion of the specialized RAPA-501 cells

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out if RAPA-501 cell therapy is safe in people living with

ALS. Two doses of RAPA-501 cells will be investigated for safety.