Therapeutic/Technology: Therapeutic Approach


Development of novel synNotch CART cell therapy in patients with recurrent EGFRvIII+ glioblastoma

Translational Candidate Human T cells transduced with a lentiviral vector encoding anti-EGFRvIII synNotch-primed anti-EphA2/IL-13Rα2 chimeric antigen receptor. Area of Impact Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor, affecting approximately 3 out of 100,000 people/year in the USA with extremely poor prognosis. Mechanism of Action In our proposed system, the first antigen EGFRvIII, which is […]

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for IPEX Syndrome

Translational Candidate Human hematopoietic stem cells that have been modified to express a functional FOXP3 gene to treat patients with IPEX Syndrome Area of Impact These studies will bring stem cell gene therapy for IPEX closer to the clinic especially for those without an HLA match or disease too severe for HSCT Mechanism of Action […]

Targeting stromal progenitors to prevent the development of heart failure

Translational Candidate Monoclonal antibody targeting Ectonucleotide phosphodiesterase/pyrophosphatase 1 (ENPP1) Area of Impact Heart disease: To prevent the development of heart failure after heart attacks Mechanism of Action After myocardial infarction, myofibroblast progenitors express ENPP1. ENPP1 is a type II transmembrane protein that hydrolyzes extracellular ATP and hydrolytic products generated by ENPP1 initiate an inflammatory cascade […]

Clinical Translation of Allogenic Regenerative Cell Therapy for White Matter Stroke and Vascular Dementia

Translational Candidate Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived glial enriched progenitors Area of Impact Vascular dementia and white matter stroke, addressing a current bottleneck of poor scale up for existing cell differentiation protocols. Mechanism of Action Preliminary in vivo efficacy studies indicate that the MOA is in the promotion of new connections in the brain after […]

Clinical Translation of Allogenic Regenerative Cell Therapy for White Matter Stroke and Vascular Dementia

Translational Candidate Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived glial enriched progenitors Area of Impact Vascular dementia and white matter stroke, addressing a current bottleneck of poor scale up for existing cell differentiation protocols. Mechanism of Action Preliminary in vivo efficacy studies indicate that the MOA is in the promotion of new connections in the brain after […]

Clinical Translation of hESC-derived protein therapy that positively regulates the regenerative capacity of post-natal muscle for treating DM1 

Translational Candidate We engineered a human embryonic stem cell-secreted signaling protein into a biologic for treatment of skeletal muscle disorders. Area of Impact Skeletal muscle disorders (including DM1 and sarcopenia) remain major unmet needs that require treatments restoring muscle strength and function. Mechanism of Action Our animal data demonstrate an endocrine stimulation by our biologic […]

CAR-Tnm cell therapy for melanoma targeting TYRP-1

Translational Candidate Autologous naive/memory progenitor T cells genetically modified to express a chimeric antigen receptor targeting the Tyrosinase-related protein 1 Area of Impact Patient with melanoma, without response or with relapse after immune checkpoint blockade therapy and patients with rare melanoma subtypes. Mechanism of Action T cells genetically modified to express the 20D7SL CAR detect […]

HSC-Engineered Off-The-Shelf CAR-iNKT Cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma

Translational Candidate stem cell-based off-the-shelf CAR-iNKT cells Area of Impact multiple myeloma (MM) Mechanism of Action The proposed therapeutic candidate can directly kill MM tumor cells. Unmet Medical Need MM remains an incurable disease, with a high relapse rate. The proposed therapeutic candidate can offer a new treatment opportunity for a broad base of MM […]

Development of novel synNotch CART cell therapy in patients with recurrent EGFRvIII+ glioblastoma

Translational Candidate Human T cells transduced with a lentiviral vector encoding anti-EGFRvIII synNotch-primed anti-EphA2/IL-13Rα2 chimeric antigen receptor. Area of Impact Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor, affecting approximately 3 out of 100,000 people/year in the USA with extremely poor prognosis. Mechanism of Action In our proposed system, the first antigen EGFRvIII, which is […]

Human Neural Stem Cells (hNSCs) for neuroprotection in perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HII)-Pre-IND-enabling Studies

Translational Candidate An established stable human neural stem cell line unmanipulated genetically & propagated under defined conditions Area of Impact Perinatal asphyxia (also called hypoxic-ischemic injury), a major untreatable cause of cerebral palsy & cognitive disability Mechanism of Action hNSCs rescue the penumbra, the part of the brain lesion following perinatal asphyxia that still has […]