Cephalon Inc. said Wednesday that when Myotrophin, thecompany's lead compound for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis andperipheral neuropathy, was administered daily by subcutaneousinjection, it produced no significant side effects and waswell-tolerated in healthy volunteers.

In a Phase I safety trial, conducted in the United Kingdom with48 healthy volunteers, Myotrophin was administered in fourescalating doses with each dose given for seven consecutivedays.

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