Hi Czapski. . . . no reason to give up on Heidelberg too quickly. It's possible they may still treat you. If I were in your shoes I would still give them a try. It very well could possibly work out for you since the head of neurology (Prof. Platten) told me directly that PPMS is not an automatic treatment disqualification. It's just that they will have to see if you fit within their acceptance criteria.
But if by some chance it doesn't work out, then CTCI or Manipal are rather unlikely to reject you.
Let me know if I can assist further.