AUSTIN, Texas — Direct Biologics, LLC, is announcing that it has received approval from FDA that it may proceed with a Phase II trial under an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the use of ExoFlo™, a bone marrow-derived extracellular vesicle and exosome product, in the treatment of COVID-19 associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The ExoFlo Infusion Treatment for COVID-19 (EXIT COVID-19) Associated ARDS trial will be a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. [Read more…]
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BALTIMORE, July 23, 2020 — Vita Therapeutics, Inc. has received orphan drug designation (ODD) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for VTA-110, a novel regenerative therapy for the treatment of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
VTA-110, is a potential first-in-class allogenic iPSC-based therapy that has shown the ability to repair and regenerate healthy muscle in preclinical studies and has the potential to benefit patients with DMD. [Read more…]
Promising results point to a potential alternative in combating the pandemic
San Diego, July 28, 2020 — Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR), the worldwide leader in stem cell research, is pleased to announce the outcome of a COVID-19 patient treated using stem cells. Led by Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Anand Srivastava, GIOSTAR received approval for the treatment under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “expanded access for compassionate use” program. As of July 14, 2020, there have been more than 13 million COVID-19 cases and over 500,000 deaths worldwide. [Read more…]
Bostock joins late-stage biotech as pivotal Phase III trial gets underway for cellular therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee
LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 28, 2020 — Roy J. Bostock, former Chairman of Yahoo!, Vice Chairman of Delta Airlines and a director of Morgan Stanley, has joined the cellular medicine startup GID BIO that has a potentially break-through treatment for osteoarthritis in late-stage regulatory review. Bostock was elected chairman of the board to succeed J. William Futrell, M.D., co-founder and chairman since 2011 who will continue as a board director. [Read more…]
MELBOURNE, Australia, May 08, 2020 — Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX: “CYP”, “Cynata”, or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialising in cell therapeutics, is pleased to announce that it has received ethics committee approval to commence a clinical trial to investigate early efficacy of Cynata’s proprietary Cymerus™ mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in adults admitted to intensive care with COVID-19. In addition, the Company also provides updated guidance on its wider clinical development pipeline. [Read more…]