Human Stem Cell Use: Adult or Tissue Stem Cell

Neurogenic hydrogel stimulation of stem cells to regenerate radiation-damaged salivary glands

Translational Candidate Ceviginate is a neuromimetic encapsulated in a hydrogel Area of Impact Dry mouth as a result of injury to the salivary glands by radiation therapy for head and neck cancer Mechanism of Action Regenerate damaged salivary gland tissue through neurogenic stimulation of stem cells Unmet Medical Need Current treatment options for dry mouth/xerostomia, […]

Pro-regenerative infusible ECM biomaterial for treating acute myocardial infarction

Translational Candidate Injectable biomaterial derived from the natural scaffolding of pig hearts Area of Impact Improving the quality of life of patients with heart attacks Mechanism of Action The proposed mechanism of action is through recruitment of the body's own stem cells and reducing inflammation to heal the heart. Unmet Medical Need The prevalence of […]

Adenine Base Editing for Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy of CD3δ SCID

Translational Candidate The translational candidate is Autologous Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells from CD3δ SCID Patients Corrected by Adenine Base Editing Area of Impact The candidate will provide treatment for a fatal inborn error of immunity (CD3δ SCID) affecting a genetically-isolated population. Mechanism of Action Autologous Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor cells from CD3δ SCID Patients […]

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Editing for X-linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA)

Translational Candidate Autologous CD34+ hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) with BTK gene insertion for treatment of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). Area of Impact The candidate will provide improved outcomes for patients with XLA, by allowing autologous transplantation with reduced intensity conditioning Mechanism of Action The Drug Product has biological activity of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) […]

Ex Vivo Modified Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Treat Danon Disease

Translational Candidate The candidate is CD34+ HSPCs transduced ex vivo with a LAMP2 lentiviral vector. Area of Impact Danon Disease, Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Drug Development for Rare Disease Mechanism of Action Engrafted HSPC progeny will supply normal LAMP2B to the heart, liver, muscle, and brain via lysosomal cross-correction. Specifically, macrophages transfer lysosomes containing LAMP2B to […]

Targeting multiple myeloma with BCMA-CAR NK cells expressing a GPRC5D-NKG2D bispecific antibody

Translational Candidate s15.BsAb.BCMA-CAR NK cells derived from CD34(+) umbilical cord blood hematopoietic stem cells Area of Impact patients with multiple myeloma Mechanism of Action s15.BsAb.BCMA-CAR NK cells are umbilical cord blood-derived CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells that are engineered to include two components of the BCMA-CAR and the anti-NKG2D-anti-GPRC5D BsAb. s15.BsAb.BCMA-CAR NK cells can launch dual […]

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome

Translational Candidate Human hematopoietic stem cells that have been modified to express a functional WAS gene to treat patients with Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) Area of Impact These studies will bring stem cell gene therapy for WAS closer to the clinic especially for those without an HLA match or disease too severe for HSCT Mechanism […]

Extracellular Vesicle-Based Therapy for Corneal Scars

Translational Candidate Extracellular vesicles derived from stem cells for the treatment of corneal scars. Area of Impact The candidate aims to restoring vision by reducing the need for corneal transplant and the associated blinding complications. Mechanism of Action The therapeutic candidate is an extracellular vesicle (EV)-based therapy that could regenerate normal cornea tissue and reduce […]

Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cell-Based Chimeric Antigen Receptor Gene Therapy for HIV Infection

Translational Candidate A blood forming stem cell based therapy to treat HIV infection and enhance HIV immunity. Area of Impact We are seeking to develop a therapy to treat HIV infection to replace standard drug therapy and cure people of the virus. Mechanism of Action We are seeking to develop a gene therapy that modifies […]

Novel T cell receptor-STEM T cell immunotherapy in lung cancer

Translational Candidate HLA-A*02 restricted CT83 antigen-specific T cell receptor-engineered T cell cells (CT83TCR-STEM T cells for short). Area of Impact Metastatic lung cancer patients who fail to respond to immune checkpoint therapy or prior treatment Mechanism of Action Despite the impressive clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, the majority of lung cancer patients fail to […]