Therapeutic/Technology: Donor cell therapy

Morphological and functional integration of stem cell derived retina organoid sheets into degenerating retina models

Translational Candidate Retina organoid sheets (ROs) derived from CSC14 human embryonic stem cells (NIH registry line #0284) manufactured under GMP conditions Area of Impact Retinitis PIgmentosa (RP) (irreversible loss of photoreceptors) due to mutation of photoreceptors and/or other retinal genes Mechanism of Action Proposed mechanism of action is cell replacement, combined with trophic effects. Transplanted […]

Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Natural Killer Cells for Cancer Treatment

Translational Candidate Human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived natural killer (NK) cells to target relapsed/refractory Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Area of Impact hESC-derived NK cells provide a novel and potent approach to treat relapsed or refractory AML that is resistant to current chemotherapy options. Mechanism of Action hESC-derived NK cells provide a standardized, homogeneous, off-the-shelf cellular […]

Human iPSC-derived GABAergic Progenitors for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

Translational Candidate Human iPSC-derived GABAergic interneuron progenitors. Area of Impact Alzheimer's disease and related conditions. Mechanism of Action Transplantation of human iPSC-derived GABAergic progenitors, which will develop into mature GABAergic interneurons, to replace the lost GABAergic interneurons in the hippocampus of AD brains and related disorders. Unmet Medical Need As a complex disease that damages […]

Pluripotent stem cell-derived chondrocytes for articular cartilage repair

Translational Candidate We propose to develop a universal, off-the-shelf treatment for articular cartilage repair based on pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived chondrospheres Area of Impact The proposed therapy could treat the major cartilage lesions present in more than 10% of people under 50; which often result in pain and arthritis Mechanism of Action Untreated cartilage defects […]

Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Neural Stem Cell Transplants in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Translational Candidate Spinal cord injections of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived allogeneic neural stem cells (heNSCs) for treatment of ALS Area of Impact Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Mechanism of Action Although the exact molecular mechanism of action is unknown, extensive research supports the concept that the behavior of defective astrocytes is key to […]

ASCENT- Advanced Stem Cell Enteric Neuropathy Therapy

Translational Candidate ASCENT – Advanced Superdonor Cellular Enteric Neuropathy Therapy, is a donor progenitor cell population that replaces the enteric nervous system. Area of Impact ASCENT would treat enteric neuropathies including Hirschsprung disease and total intestinal aganglionosis which currently have no direct therapy Mechanism of Action Our goal is to develop an allogeneic “off the […]

RPESC-RPE-4W Therapy for dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Retina pigment epithelial stem cell (RPESC)-derived RPE progeny at 4 weeks of differentiation (RPESC-RPE-4W) Indication Dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). Therapeutic Mechanism Dry AMD involves loss of the RPE cells that support the overlying retina and vision. We transplant laboratory grown RPESC-RPE-4W cell to replace the RPE cells lost in […]

The CuRe Trial: Cellular Therapy for In Utero Repair of Myelomeningocele

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 prenatally 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 […]

A Phase 2b, Randomized, Assessor-Masked Clinical Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of the CPCB-RPE1 Implant in Subjects with Geographic Atrophy

Therapeutic Candidate or Device A patch comprised of a layer of stem cell-derived retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells on a supporting matrix that is implanted under the retina Indication Geographic atrophy, the late-stage form of age-related macular degeneration Therapeutic Mechanism The healthy RPE cells on the implant replace dying RPE cells in the eye that […]

Phase 1/2 Study of NRTX-1001 Neural Cell Therapy in Subjects with Drug-Resistant Unilateral Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Therapeutic Candidate or Device NRTX-1001 is an inhibitory neuron cell therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells. Indication Focal epilepsy; drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Therapeutic Mechanism NRTX-1001 is an inhibitory neuron cell therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for the prospective treatment of drug-resistant focal epilepsy (MTLE). NRTX-1001 is delivered as a […]