The ALS Association Awards Origent Data Sciences a Grant to Enable a Research Partnership …

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, The ALS Association is pleased to announce the awarding of an ALS Association-Initiated Grant to David Ennist, Ph.D., M.B.A, Chief Scientific Officer of Origent Data Sciences, Inc. based in Vienna, VA for $497,433 over 34 months that will enable a research partnership with Cytokinetics Inc. to improve clinical trial design. The topic of Dr. Ennist’s project is “Prospective Validation of ALS Disease Models and Tools.” This collaboration will refine and prospectively validate an Origent computer model to predict the course of ALS disease progression leveraging data from Cytokinetics’ clinical trials of tirasemtiv, the first of its kind in a clinical trial setting.”We are extremely excited to see this collaboration get underway,” said ALS Association Chief Scientist Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., M.B.A. “This tool has the…


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