Final Results for the First Six Patients to be Released Later this Quarter
NEWARK, Calif., April 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEM), a world leader in the research and development of cell-based therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous system disorders, announced today that Dr. Stephen Huhn, the Company’s Chief Medical Officer and VP of Clinical Research, presented additional details on its ongoing Phase II Pathway™ Study of HuCNS-SC cells for the treatment of chronic cervical spinal cord injuries. The presentation, which took place at the 2016 American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) annual meeting in Philadelphia on Friday, April 15, included a top line update for the six patients enrolled in open label Cohort I from the Pathway Study. The 6-month results from Cohort I showed that muscle strength had improved in five of the six patients with four of these five patients also demonstrating improved performance on functional tasks assessing dexterity and fine motor skills. In addition, four of the six patients had improvement in the level of cord injury as measured by ISNCSCI (International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury) assessment. The Company expects to release detailed final 12-month results on this first open-label cohort later this quarter.