On July 2nd, 2018, Cellerant Therapeutics was awarded a Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation for romyelocel-L (human myeloid progenitor cells) by the U.S. FDA. The treatment is used for the “prevention of serious bacterial and fungal infections in patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) undergoing induction chemotherapy.”
Cellerant RMAT Designation
Romyelocel- is a universal, off-the-shelf cell therapy, because it does not require HLA matching between patient and donor. Neutropenia is a major side effect of myelosuppressive chemotherapies, including induction therapy. This can endanger patients by placing them at risk for life-threatening infections.
According to Ram Mandalam, President and CEO of Cellerant, “Receiving RMAT designation for romyelocel-L is an important milestone and recognition by the FDA of the potential of romyelocel-L to serve this unmet medical need.” [Read more…]