Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Stemedica International Receives Approval from Emory University to Initiate Alzheimer’s Disease Study with Adult Allogeneic Stem Cells
Lausanne, Switzerland — February 24, 2016 — Stemedica International, SA, a leader in the development of innovative stem cell-based treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease announced today that it has received IRB approval from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia to initiate a clinical study entitled, “A Phase IIa Multicenter, Randomized, Single-blind, Placebo-controlled, Crossover Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Intravenous Dose of Allogeneic Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Subjects with Mild to Moderate Dementia Due to Alzheimer’s Disease.”This study will enroll approximately 40 subjects diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia at least 3 months prior to enrollment, based on the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association (NINCDS-ADRDA) Alzheimer’s criteria.
“We are very excited to take this next step in our clinical plan to develop a treatment for this devastating disease”, says Nikolai Tankovich, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Stemedica Cell Technologies and Executive Chairman for Stemedica International “We will begin treating patients later this year at multiple clinical trial sites.”
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 and vascular dementia. 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 the 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 and vascular dementia indications. 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.
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