A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of NP001 for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Systemic Inflammation


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of NP001 for treating patients who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and evidence of systemic inflammation.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • A revised El Escorial Criteria diagnosis of clinically possible, probable (with or without laboratory support), or definite ALS
  • Forced vital capacity greater than or equal to 65% of that predicted for age and height 
  • Onset of ALS-related weakness less than 3 years prior to first dose of study drug 
  • Plasma high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentration of greater than or equal to 0.113 mg/dL at pre-screening/screening 
  • Stable dose greater than 30 days of riluzole if undergoing treatment with this agent 
  • Not of childbearing potential or agree to use adequate birth control during the study 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Life expectancy of less than 6 months 
  • Tracheotomy or using ventilatory assistance, including Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) 
  • Active pulmonary disease 
  • Gastrostomy 
  • Stem cell therapy 
  • Immune modulator therapy 
  • Participation in studies of other agents within 12 weeks of pre-screening/screening 
  • Unstable medical condition other than ALS

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bjorn Oskarsson, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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