It is official. Australian stem cell company Cynata Therapeutics has completed the world’s first Phase I trial involving an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived therapeutic product. The landmark study involved the company’s lead product, CYP-001, an iPSC-derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) product that can be manufactured at therapeutic grade and at mass scale using Cynata’s Cymerus™ platform technology.
Next, the company will be initiating Phase II trials in graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), critical limb ischemia (CLI) and osteoarthritis, showcasing the power of Cynata’s platform technology to be leveraged across multiple indications. Osteoarthritis will be Cynata’s largest clinical trial to date and also one of the largest ever for an MSC product. [Read more…]