Human Stem Cell Use: Adult or Tissue Stem Cell


New Regulators of Spermatogonial Stem Cells: RHOX Homeobox Transcription Factors

Infertility afflicts a remarkably high percentage (~15%) of couples, with male factor defects being responsible for more than ½ of these cases. One-third of these male infertility cases have no known cause. For most infertile men, the only “treatment” is in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), both of which are costly, invasive […]

Differentiation of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells into iNKT Cells

Blood stem cells living in the bone marrow of adult humans give rise to all of the cells in our blood, including the red blood cells that carry oxygen to supply our body, and the white blood cells such as T and B lymphocytes that fight infections and keep us healthy. Among the T lymphocytes […]

Tissue Engineered Recellularized Laryngotracheal Implants

The goal is to bring a safe and effective therapy to adult patients with critical narrowing of the upper windpipe (trachea) and lower voicebox (larynx). Our intent is to implement all of the necessary steps for a successful new stem/progenitor cell-derived airway transplant for later stage clinical trials and/or commercialization within 4 years. Our team […]

Clinical Trial of Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD)results from an inherited mutation in the hemoglobin gene that causes red blood cells to “sickle” under conditions of low oxygen. It occurs with a frequency of 1/500 African-Americans, and is also common in Hispanic-Americans, who comprise up to 5% of SCD patients in California. The median survival based on 1991 national […]

A Treatment For Beta-thalassemia via High-Efficiency Targeted Genome Editing of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

β-thalassemia is a genetic disease caused by diverse mutations of the β-globin gene that lead to profoundly reduced red blood cell (RBC) development. The unmet medical need in transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia is significant, with life expectancy of only ~30-50 years despite standard of care treatment of chronic blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy. Cardiomyopathy due to […]

Development of a humanized mouse model for testing anti-HIV HSPC gene therapy strategies in HIV-1 infected mice.

Combination therapy to Enhance Antisense Mediated Exon Skipping for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) affects 1 in every 3,500 boys worldwide. DMD is caused by mutations in the gene encoding dystrophin, a protein key to muscle health. DMD patients are typically weaker than normal by age 3, and with progressive muscle weakness most loose the ability to walk by age 11. DMD progresses to complete […]

Stem Cell Programming With Chimeric Antigen Receptors to Eradicate HIV Infection

The AIDS virus infects and destroys cells of the immune system such that the bodies of infected individuals cannot fight infections or some cancers. If untreated HIV infection leads to death. Current therapies to stop virus replication in the body are expensive and can have side effects. They also do not eliminate the virus from […]

Beta-Globin Gene Correction of Sickle Cell Disease in Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Disorders affecting the blood, including Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), are the most common genetic disorders in the world. SCD causes significant suffering and early death, despite major improvements in medical management and advances in understanding the complex disease-related biology. A bone marrow transplant (BMT) can greatly benefit patients with SCD, by providing a life-long source […]

A Phase 1/2, Open Label Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Gene Therapy in Subjects with β-Thalassemia by Transplantation of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cells Transduced with the Lentiviral Vector LentiGlobin® Encoding the Human β-A-T87Q-…

[REDACTED] plans to carry out a Phase 1/2 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of [REDACTED] for the treatment of β-Thalassemia Major(BTM). [REDACTED] consists of autologous patient hematopoietic stem cells(HSC) that have been genetically modified ex vivo with a lentiviral vector that encodes a therapeutic form of the β-globin gene. [REDACTED] is administered through […]