Wednesday, October 26, 2016
University of California Irvine (UCI) Doses First Patient in Phase IIa Clinical Trial Using Stemedica’s Stem Cells for Alzheimer’s disease
The Only Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial Using Stemedica’s Ischemia-Tolerant Mesenchymal Stem Cells (itMSCs) Continues Recruitment at UCI
Lausanne, Switzerland — October 26, 2016
Stemedica International, SA, a leader in the development of innovative stem cell-based treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), is pleased to announce it will share its latest preclinical data at the Society for Neuroscience 46th Annual Conference held from November 12-16 in San Diego, CA. SfN’s annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, collaborate with peers and explore new tools and technologies.
Tristan Bolmont, PhD, Chief Scientist at Stemedica International, will present work entitled “Stem cells treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.” The research shows that intravenous administration of Stemedica’s mesenchymal stem cells safely decreases aggregation of Abeta and tau hyperphosphorylation, two major neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, the stem cell delivery decreases neuroinflammation and microglia activity in the brain without side effects such as microhemorrhages and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. This research was conducted in conjunction with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In addition to Dr. Bolmont’s presentation, SfN will share a lay language summary with the media as part of Neuroscience 2016’s Hot Topics book and in the Neuroscience 2016 online press room.
“Stemedica International is excited that more and more scientists and researchers are becoming aware of our groundbreaking research,” says Dr. Nikolai Tankovich, MD, PhD, Stemedica International’s Executive Chairman. “In August 2016, one of the “Hot Line” late-breaking science sessions at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) featured Stemedica International’s sister company CardioCell’s significant positive results in a Phase IIa chronic heart failure trial using Stemedica’s uniquely potent mesenchymal stem cells. SfN is a great venue for sharing our latest scientific results showing that stem cells may have the potential to benefit Alzheimer’s disease patients.“
Stemedica International’s preclinical research on APP/PS1 transgenic mice demonstrate that Alzheimer’s disease pathology is amenable to its proprietary therapeutic stem cell intervention. Stemedica International is the first company in the United States to receive FDA approval for a Phase IIa clinical trial treating Alzheimer’s disease using stem cells.
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and University of California, Irvine are actively recruiting for this important clinical trial. More information including enrollment details, can be found at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02833792?term=stemedica&rank=1.
About Stemedica International S.A.
Stemedica International S.A. is a biotechnology company that develops therapeutic applications for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The company is a subsidiary of Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a global biotechnology company that manufactures adult allogeneic stem cells. Stemedica International has the worldwide rights to manufacture and distribute its parent company’s allogeneic, ischemia-tolerant mesenchymal stem cell (itMSC) and ischemia-tolerant neural stem cell (itNSC) lines and stem cell factors for Alzheimer’s disease. The company also has Swissmedic licenses to import, export and distribute Stemedica Cell Technologies’ cell lines worldwide for human use in approved clinical trials. Manufactured in compliance with cGMP standards, the stem cell lines have a unique, proprietary technology based on the expansion of cells in constant hypoxia, which provides critical benefits in terms of safety, efficacy and scalability. For more information, visit www.stemedica-intl.com.
About Stemedica Cell Technologies Inc.
Stemedica Cell Technologies Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company that manufactures best-in-class allogeneic adult stem cells and stem cell factors. The company is a government licensed manufacturer of cGMP, clinical-grade stem cells currently used in US-based clinical trials for acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, cutaneous photoaging, ischemic stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. Stemedica’s products are also used on a worldwide basis by research institutions and hospitals for pre-clinical and clinical (human) trials. Stemedica is currently developing additional clinical trials for other medical indications using adult, allogeneic stems cell under the auspices of the FDA and other international regulatory institutions. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, and can be found online at www.stemedica.com.
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