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2019 Advocacy Conference Sponsors

The ALS Association would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2019 Advocacy Conference:

— Diamond Sponsor —

Biohaven is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, late-stage product candidates targeting neurological diseases, including rare disorders. Our product candidates are small molecules based on two distinct mechanistic platforms – calcitonin gene-related peptide, or CGRP, receptor antagonists and glutamate modulators – which we believe have the potential to significantly alter existing treatment approaches across a diverse set of neurological indications with high unmet need in both large markets and orphan indications. Visit Biohaven's website for more information.


— Gold Sponsors —

At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Since our founding in 1978 as one of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen has led innovative scientific research with the goal over the last decade to defeat devastating neurological diseases. Our focus on neuroscience, our deep scientific expertise and our courage to take risks make us leaders in the research and development of medicines to transform neuroscience to benefit society. Visit Biogen’s website for more information.

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. We are passionate about advancing muscle biology-driven treatments for diseases that are characterized by compromised muscle function, muscle weakness and fatigue, like heart failure, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Visit the Cytokinetics website for more information.

Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 40 years. Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. We are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline. Visit Genentech's website for more information.

ITF Pharma is a Pennsylvania-based, specialty pharmaceutical company committed to investing in and commercializing impactful medicines in therapeutic areas with unfulfilled needs. ITF Pharma is the U.S. subsidiary of Italfarmaco, a privately held European specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development of new and groundbreaking therapies. ITF’s commercial portfolio includes TIGLUTIK™ (riluzole) oral suspension, the first and only thickened liquid formulation of riluzole, approved for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2018. Visit ITF Pharma’s website for more information.


— Exhibiting Sponsors —

Functional Formularies offers the world’s first 100% certified organic, Non-GMO, nutritionally complete, shelf-stable feeding tube formula and oral meal replacement products. Liquid Hope is formulated to be a sole-source nutrition formula for adults and Nourish, the enteral formula and oral meal replacement formula is optimized for pediatrics. Visit the Functional Formularies website for more information.

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA) is committed to providing significant scientific advances designed to provide important treatments to those facing serious and life-threatening diseases. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) is one of the world’s oldest medicines companies, with over 300 years of experience advancing innovative treatments. In 2009, MTPC opened its first U.S. headquarters with a focus on developing and commercializing new compounds for the U.S. market. MTPA officially launched in 2016 with the ambitious goal of developing therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Visit Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America's website for more information.

Numotion is the nation’s leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), improving the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to actively participate in everyday life. CRT is medically necessary, individually configured mobility products and services, including manual and power wheelchairs, designed to meet the unique medical and functional needs of individuals with significant disabilities and medical conditions to provide them with greater independence. Numotion Foundation aims to support people and causes that work towards enhancing the lives of people with disabilities in communities of common interest. Numotion makes a contribution to the Foundation for each new wheelchair sold. Visit Numotion’s website for more information.

Permobil is a leading global company of advanced rehab technology, with a strong focus on improving the daily lives of people with disabilities. The Permobil Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by empowering strength and independence through community support, employee engagement and grant funding. We work in partnership with non-profit organizations and agencies to provide support and services so individuals can live a life without limitations. As the philanthropic arm of Permobil, the Permobil Foundation believes that regardless of disability, everyone deserves a chance to reach their dreams without limitations. This is the heart of why Permobil Cares. Visit Permobil’s website for more information.

As a global leader in the sleep and respiratory markets, we're passionate about providing solutions that lead to healthier patients, practices, and businesses. For us, innovation in sleep apnea management, oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation, and respiratory drug delivery is driven by gaining insight into the needs of our customers. Visit Philips Respironics’ website for more information.

Real Food Blends makes 100% real food meals for people with feeding tubes. Born from Julie & Tony Bombacino’s love for their own tube-fed son and a belief that we all deserve real food and nutritional variety, the meals are free of corn syrup and preservatives, are shelf-stable and covered by many insurance plans. Visit Real Food Blends’ website for more information.

Quantum Rehab® is a premier global innovator of consumer-inspired complex rehab products, including the Edge 3, 4Front®, and Quantum Series of power bases, iLevel® seat elevation technology, TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems, Q-Logic 3 Advanced Drive Controls, and Stealth Products® cushions and positioning components. Visit Quantum Rehab’s website for more information.

With Simplesa, complex nutrition is made simple. If you’re looking for new or hard-to-find products, or products that target a specific health focus, you’ve come to the right place. At Simplesa, you get only the highest quality science-based nutritional supplements in the simplest forms possible. You can trust that the products you receive are pure, potent and optimized for absorption. Following an all-inclusive approach, our products offer the necessary ingredients for optimal nutritional support. Ingredients are meticulously sourced and scientifically formulated for your total satisfaction. Visit Simplesa’s website for more information.

Through mobile technology, SimpliHere empowers individuals impacted by neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS to communicate and stay engaged within their communities. In honor of my mother and the many families who have lost the battle against ALS, our goal with SimpliHere is to help patients and families communicate, cope, and connect. Visit SimpliHere’s website for more information.

Soleo Health is an innovative national provider of home and alternate-site infusion and specialty pharmacy services. As one of the fastest growing specialty infusion companies, Soleo’s experienced team is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and customer service for patients with complex or chronic conditions. Visit Soleo Health’s website for more information.

Our mission is to be a companion for your communication journey, no matter the starting point. We deliver world-class software and devices, as well as an unparalleled ecosystem of support to ensure all your goals are met. Visit Tobii Dynavox's website for more information.


— Underwriting Sponsors —

TimeSpring’s mission is to bridge the gap between young and old, parent and child, and the way we capture our lives and how we decide to share it. Its social platform enables time-released messaging, so one can take a photo or video today, and instead of sending it to someone in real time they can schedule it to be delivered to someone at a date in the future. Visit TimeSpring’s website for more information.


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