Project Objective: IND


Hematopoetic stem cell gene therapy for the treatment of Tay-Sachs disease

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Autologous hematopoietic stem cells transduced with a HexA/HexB expressing lentiviral vector Indication Tay-Sachs disease Therapeutic Mechanism The transplanted gene modified autologous hematopoietic stem cells will engraft in the bone marrow and start producing HexA/HexB expressing immune progeny. Microglia, which establish residence in the brain, will deliver functional beta-hexosaminidase enzyme to affected […]

Genome Editing of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Treat Severe Mucopolysaccharidosis type 1 (Hurler Syndrome)

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Autologous blood stem cells edited to restore iduronidase expression Indication Severe Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1 (MPS1/ Hurler's syndrome) Therapeutic Mechanism Autologous blood stem cells undergo genome editing to restore the production of the missing enzyme. These cells are returned to the patient to replace their bone marrow, where they can secrete functional […]

Development of TriLeukeVax, an Engineered Autologous Leukemia Vaccine for Stimulating Cytolytic Immune Responses to Residual Leukemic Stem Cells

Therapeutic Candidate or Device TriLeukeVax, an autologous AML vaccine designed to stimulate induction of anti-leukemic cytolytic activity and improve relapse free survival (RFS). Indication Older leukemia patients who achieve remission with chemotherapy and are at high risk of relapse, but are not eligible for allogeneic transplantation Therapeutic Mechanism Most older patients with acute myelogenous leukemia […]

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for XCGD

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells collected from X-CGD patients modified with a highly regulated lentiviral vector Indication X-linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease Therapeutic Mechanism Lentiviral vector (LV) modification of autologous hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) to restore physiologic gp91phox expression. We have developed a next-generation LV designed by bioinformatic-guided screening of […]

Skin regeneration and wound healing with a topical BRAF inhibitor

Therapeutic Candidate or Device LUT017 gel is a small molecule inhibitor of BRAF Indication Venus leg non-healing ulcerous wounds Therapeutic Mechanism The administration LUT017 gel will regenerate cutaneous stem cells and induce keratinocyte proliferation resulting in an improvement of VLU non-healing wounds. Unmet Medical Need There are no previously approved FDA drugs for this condition […]

Plurocart: a novel stem cell-based implant for articular cartilage restoration

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Plurocart consists of pluripotent stem cell-derived chondrocytes, seeded onto a scaffold; it is intended to treat damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Indication Plurocart is intended to be surgically implanted in the knee and regenerate injured cartilage – relieving pain and improving function of the joint. Therapeutic Mechanism Plurocart is surgically […]

Late Stage Pre-Clinical Development of a Cirmtuzumab Based CAR T-cell for the Treatment of ROR1+ Hematological Malignancies

Therapeutic Candidate or Device We are developing ROR1 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) modified T-cells for the treatment of hematological and solid tumor cancers. Indication The target for our therapy are patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Therapeutic Mechanism Our lead candidate ROR1 CAR-T cell therapy modifies […]

IND-enabling activities for a Phase 1 Study of Autologous CD4LVFOXP3 T Cells in Subjects with IPEX Syndrome

Therapeutic Candidate or Device CD4+ T cells that have undergone lentiviral -mediated gene transfer of Forkhead Box P3 (FOXP3) and acquired regulatory T cell function. Indication Immune dysregulation Polyendocrinopathy Enteropathy X-linked (IPEX) syndrome Therapeutic Mechanism Administration of autologous CD4LVFOXP3 that constitutively and stably express wild-type FOXP3 gene will replace the lack of functional regulatory T […]

Curing Sickle cell Disease with CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Blood stem cells collected from individuals with sickle cell disease will have the sickle gene corrected and then given back to the same individual. Indication Sickle cell disease is a hereditary blood disorder associated with pain and other serious medical complications including a shortened life-span Therapeutic Mechanism It is possible to […]

Placental Mesenchymal Stem Cell Augmentation of Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Allogeneic Placenta-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Seeded on Cook Biodesign┬« Dural Graft Extracellular Matrix (PMSC-ECM) Indication Myelomeningocele (MMC) -or Spina Bifida -diagnosed prenataly Therapeutic Mechanism Placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (PMSCs) act by a paracrine mechanism, secreting a variety of growth factors, cytokines, and extracellular vesicles. This secretory profile is unique to PMSCs […]