We are the world's foremost drug discovery center focused solely on ALS. As a nonprofit biotech we operate without regard
to profit motive or politics. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, we are funded by a global network of
supporters unified to ending ALS in our lifetime.
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The ALS Therapy Development Institute is our Cambridge, MA-based laboratory space, 100% dedicated to
innovative ALS research. It is funded by our global community.
Our innovative science and cutting edge approach have resulted in:
The ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. We
are the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS
and drug development experts, we understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease.
Stephen Heywood was diagnosed with ALS at age 29. After finding no treatment options, his brother, James Allen
Heywood, realized that a gap existed in the preclinical development of therapeutics for ALS. In 1999, he
founded the ALS Therapy Development Institute in the basement of his family's Newton, MA home to bring
effective treatments to people living with ALS as quickly as possible. Although Stephen is no longer with us,
this same sense of hope and family drives every decision made at the Institute today.
PepsiCo and Albertsons Companies donated $100,000 to fund ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute as part of the #ReasonstoCare campaign.
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move promising treatments out of our
lab and into people living with ALS.
The 2018 Combined Federal Campaign has officially launched!
Help us continue to move more potential treatments into the clinic!