Neuralstem Inc was incorporated in 1996 in the state of Maryland. In 2001 it re-incorporated in the state of Delaware. It is engaged in development and commercialization of treatments for central nervous system disease based on transplanting human neural stem cells and the use of small molecule drugs. The Company has developed and also maintains a portfolio of patents and patent applications that form the proprietary base of its research and development efforts in the area of neural stem cell research, and related technologies. Its technology base, in combination with its know-how, and collaborative projects with research institutions, provide a competitive advantage and would facilitate the successful development and commercialization of products for use in treatment of an array of neurodegenerative conditions and in regenerative repair of acute disease. The Company is focused on leveraging its key assets, including its intellectual property, its scientific team, its facilities and its capital, to accelerate the advancement of its stem cell technologies. In addition, it is pursuing strategic collaborations with members of academia. The Company manufactures its cells both in-house and on an outsource basis. It uses these cells in its research and collaborative programs. It outsources all the manufacturing and storage of its stem cells to be used in pre-clinical works, and which are accordingly subject to higher FDA requirements, to Charles River Laboratories, Inc., of Wilmington, Massachusetts. The Company's competitors include multinational pharmaceutical companies, specialty biotechnology companies and chemical and medical products companies operating in the fields of regenerative medicine, cell therapy, tissue engineering and tissue regeneration. Many of these companies are well-established and possess technical, research and development, financial and sales and marketing resources greater than the Company. The Company is subject to U.S. federal, state, local and international laws, regulations and recommendations relating to safe working conditions, laboratory and manufacturing practices and the use and disposal of hazardous or potentially hazardous substances, including radioactive compounds and infectious disease agents, used in connection with its business.
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