Our Impact

In just six years, our Target ALS Innovation Ecosystem has given rise to a new collaborative research community and led to the development of an array of therapeutic approaches with biologic rationale. Many of these new approaches leverage next-generation technology never before deployed in ALS research ranging from antisense oligonucleotides to revolutionary genome editing. Within this section, we provide a snapshot of our ecosystem at work.

150 Research Collaborations

The word is spreading. Hundreds of researchers with expertise in diverse areas like high-throughput functional genomics, medicinal chemistry and stem cell biology have become committed collaborators within the ALS research community.


See our research collaboration at work



60 Drug Discovery Programs

Our ecosystem has enabled the industry to view ALS drug development as an increasingly tractable area for investment. Over 60 ALS drug development programs are now in place across the industry – compared to just five when Target ALS was launched.

See how industry collaboration is making an impact



12 Potential New Drugs

Our ecosystem has accelerated the validation of a plethora of promising new drug targets. More than 12 therapeutic approaches have emerged from this work, four of which have led to drugs that are currently being tested in clinical trials. 

See what our Founder says about our progress.