BELGRADE, Mont. — Lattice Biologics Ltd. has begun enrolling patients in its Phase 1 clinical trial to address safety and efficacy of its novel stem cell technology, AmnioBoost, for the treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) related to COVID-19 infection. AmnioBoost is derived from amniotic fluid taken from non-related, healthy, living donors during a Caesarian delivery. The baby is not harmed in any way.
To be eligible for the U.S. trial, individuals must have laboratory confirmed infection with COVID-19 and evidence of lung involvement requiring supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation. The study will not enroll individuals with mild symptoms or individuals who are asymptomatic.
All potential patients will undergo a physical exam, participants will then be randomized into the investigational group or the placebo group. Individuals enrolled into the investigational group will receive ~ 5 million stem cells of AmnioBoost on the first day of enrollment and will receive another ~ 5 million stem cells on the second day of enrollment.
Clinicians will monitor the patients’ temperature, blood pressure, need for supplemental oxygen, and other factors daily to determine daily scores based on a scale of clinical outcomes.
In the initial stage of investigation, the clinicians will compare participant outcomes on day seven in both groups to assess if AmnioBoost treatment has produced any clinical benefit.
The study will be halted if there is no evidence of a treatment difference between AmnioBoost and placebo.
Initial patient enrollment in the trial will be limited to 10 patients and conducted in the Seattle area, as it is one of the most concentrated areas of COVID -19 infection in the United States.
“We thank the patients in advance for their participation in this cost free to the patient trial. We look forward to using a novel technology in the treatment of this highly infectious disease and to make sure the trial is carried out in the most effective manner possible,” said Guy Cook, CEO of Lattice Biologics Ltd.
Further, the Company has arranged a non-brokered private placement of up to 10 million units (“Units”) at a price of $0.10 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,000,000 (the “Offering”). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share (“Share”) and one–half transferable Share purchase warrant of the Company (“Warrant”). Each full Warrant will entitle the Subscriber to purchase one Warrant Share for a 24 month period after the Closing Date at an exercise price of $0.10 per share.
Proceeds raised from the Offering will be used for the expansion of its stem cell technology to address CONVID-19.
Finders’ fees may be payable on the private placement, subject to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. This offering is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance and expected to close March 30, 2020.
About Lattice Biologics Ltd.
Lattice Biologics is traded on the TSX-V under the symbol: LBL. The Company is an emerging personalized/precision medicine leader in the field of cellular therapies and tissue engineering, with a focus on bone, skin, and cartilage regeneration.
Lattice Biologics develops and manufactures biologic products to domestic and international markets. The Company’s products are used in a variety of surgical applications.
Lattice Biologics maintains its headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing facilities in Belgrade, Montana as well as offices in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility includes ISO Class 1000 and ISO Class 100 clean rooms, and specialized equipment capable of crafting traditional allografts and precision specialty allografts for various clinical applications. The Lattice Biologics team includes highly trained tissue bank specialists, surgical technicians, certified sterile processing and distribution technicians, and CNC operators who maintain the highest standards of aseptic technique throughout each step of the manufacturing process. From donor acceptance to the final packaging and distribution of finished allografts, Lattice is committed to maintaining the highest standards of allograft quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
Lattice Biologics maintains all necessary licensures to process and sell its tissue engineered products within the U.S. and internationally. This includes Certificates to Foreign Governments from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and registrations for 29 countries, which allow the export of bone, tendon, meniscus, ligament, soft tissue, and cartilage products outside of the U.S.
Source: Lattice Biologics