Utilizing advanced technology resources and an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the fields of neurology, immunology, pharmacology, chemistry, and toxicology, ALS-TDF operates and manages the efforts of its unique nonprofit biotechnology laboratory.
Hobler, Founder of ALS Hope and an ALS patient, said that he and his family decided to devote a significant portion of their wealth and resources to ALS-TDF because they believe the Boston-based nonprofit biotechnology company is poised to make a real difference in the fight against ALS.
Once a promising treatment option arises in the new state-of-the-art ALS Hope Drug Discovery Center, ALS-TDF will work with collaborators at academic institutions to perform rapid clinical trials and disseminate research results in real-time through the Center's unique Bioinformatics program.
We desperately needed something to bring our widespread research and manufacturing groups together," said James Heywood, executive director of ALS-TDF and the brother of 31-year old Stephen Heywood, who was stricken with the disease two years ago.
TeamCenter will be used by members of the ALS-TDF team to collaborate with laboratories around the world, including facilities in New Zealand and St.