The ALS Therapy Development Institute is the #1 nonprofit biotechnology organization dedicated to developing effective treatments for ALS. Some facts about them:

  • World’s first non-profit biotech
  • Built by, and for, ALS patients
  • Founded in 1999
  • Largest dedicated ALS lab in the world
  • 500 events every year, all organized by our supporters
  • $12 M spent on research a year
  • 500 drugs developed and tested
  • 32 active trials
  • Most active ALS forums online
  • Staff of 45 in Cambridge, MA
  • New lab opening March 2012

You can learn more by visiting their website at

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