Alkahest Sees Plasma Infusions as Potential Treatment for Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s

Alkahest Sees Plasma Infusions as Potential Treatment for Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s
A novel strategy using healthy plasma infusions led to promising results in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, Alkahest recently announced. Stanford Medicine presented clinical data of its PLasma for Alzheimer SymptoM Amelioration (PLASMA) Study (NCT02256306) Nov. 4 at the 10th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference in Boston. The research — sponsored by Alkahest and Grifols, a producer of plasma therapies — was presented by Dr. Sharon Sha, a principal investigator and neurology professor at Stanford University. "We are pleased to present these results from the PLASMA study, which demonstrate the safety of plasma-derived products and suggest their potential efficacy in Alzheimer's," Alkahest CEO Karoly Nikolich said in a press release. Like other studies, he said, the results support "the ability of plasma compositions to counteract the biological processes underlying neurodegeneration, and reaffirm our confidence in our pipeline of first-in-class products targeting the pathways implicated in age-related disease." The company, based in San Carlos, California, has already done preclinical studies in animal models of normal aging and disease — giving it hope that future studies of its proprietary lead
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  1. Mario Mottillo says:

    To make a story short my father had Vascular dementia and I seem to have the same symptoms. Started feeling slight and short pain at the sides of the head (possible small blood vessels breaking thus preventing blood to that part of the brain. Recently these pains are more frequent more painful and longer lasting. I have had acid reflux most of my life would that be a possible cause? Perhaps it’s the high blood pressure and cholesterol medication I take? I would appreciate your comment. thank you

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