Mesoblast has been granted a key patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for use of its Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Mesoblast is global company that specializes in developing cell-based therapies that utilize mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
The Company’s patent portfolio in the United States for the treatment of RA and related conditions “comprises the newly and recently granted patents, US 9,381,216 and US 9,265,796, which cover treatment of rheumatic diseases by administration of STRO-1 positive MPCs.”
According to Dr. Allan Gibofsky, Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, “The trial used standardized parameters consistent with United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance for RA product development. Importantly, there was consistency observed in the dose-related responses for clinical symptoms, physical function and disease activity parameters at 12 weeks in line with the trial’s pre-specified efficacy endpoints.”