- Patent relates to the use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) for muscle regeneration following muscle injury
- Pivotal Phase III study to take place in U.S. and Europe to support recovery from hip fracture
HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI) (TASE:PSTI), a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent titled, “Skeletal muscle regeneration using mesenchymal system cells.” This key patent, which has already been granted in Europe, Hong Kong and Israel, addresses the use of MSCs for skeletal muscle regeneration used either directly after, or shortly after, post-surgical muscle injury.
The Company received positive feedback from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicine Agency (EMA) for the proposed study design and endpoints of its Phase III trial for the treatment of muscle recovery following arthroplasty for hip fracture. This planned study was recently awarded an $8.7 million grant by the Horizon 2020 program, the European Union’s largest research and innovation program. If successful, Pluristem plans to use the study results to achieve marketing approval in both the U.S. and Europe. [Read more…]