The potential of human stem cell models for casting light on ALS disease mechanisms and for testing drug candidates is clear. Establishing this technology is a major undertaking for any individual lab, so Target ALS has worked to make it accessible to the ALS researchers in academia and pharma/biotech industry worldwide. The cell lines are provided with no reach-through on data or intellectual property.
Target ALS has created a network of contract research organizations and academic core facilities to generate and distribute new iPS lines, reporter lines and isogenic controls and is working to make available differentiated motor neurons.
Current repository (order stem cell lines from repository—instructions on how to order Target ALS stem cell lines).