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Company Overview of Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.

Company Overview

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and manufacture of adult stem cells and stem cell factors for research institutions and hospitals for pre-clinical and clinical studies. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in San Diego, California with a subsidiary location in Lausanne, Switzerland.

5375 Mira Sorrento Place

Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 68
President, Chief Medical Officer and Director
Executive Chairman
Age: 68
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 67
Chief Regulatory & Clinical Development Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. Key Developments

Stemedica Cell Technologies Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase I/IIa Clinical Trial for Ischemic Stroke

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. announced completion of enrollment into 'A Phase I/IIa, Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Intravenous Dose of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells to Subjects with Ischemic Stroke'. This study focused on patients who were at least six months post-stroke with significant functional or neurologic impairment (defined as confined to a wheelchair or required to have home nursing care or assistance with the general activities of daily living). In addition, inclusion criteria specified that patients have no substantial improvement in neurologic or functional deficits for the two months prior to enrollment in the study. The primary goal of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of Stemedica's ischemia-tolerant allogeneic mesenchymal bone marrow cells (itMBMC) administered intravenously. Patient status is assessed at specified time points over a period of 12 months using the following assessment scales: National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE), Barthel Index (BI) and The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). This study was conducted at three clinical sites: the University of California, San Diego; Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Arizona; and University of California, Irvine. Phase I of this trial was a dose-escalation study evaluating three doses of stem cells, with five subjects per dose receiving it MBMC based on weight: 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 million mesenchymal cells per kilogram body weight. At the completion of the treatment of each dose cohort, a safety review was conducted by a Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) prior to treatment at the next dose level. Fifteen patients were treated in Phase I of this study and the DSMB unanimously recommended continuing the study into Phase IIa. An additional 21 patients were treated at a dose of 1.5 million cells per kilogram body weight. Of the 36 patients treated in this study, 14 patients have already completed a 12 month follow-up. Only one mild adverse event was attributed to the investigational product. There were no serious adverse events or deaths in the study attributed to the product. No clinically-significant changes in laboratory or imaging results were reported. Although the cells are allogeneic (not the patient's own cells but from a healthy donor), the laboratory findings did not indicate an immune response and no immunosuppressive drugs were used in the clinical study. The majority of patients experienced improvement of their conditions in comparison to the baselines as assessed by the NIHSS, MSE, BI and GDS scales.

FDA Grants Investigational New Drug Approval for Phase IIa Clinical Trial Using Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.'s itMSC Therapy to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. received the FDA's investigational new drug approval for a United States-based, Phase IIa clinical study using its allogeneic stem-cell therapy to treat subjects with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD). The study is sponsored by Stemedica International, S.A. and will start at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under Principle Investigator Douglas Galasko, M.D. and expand to other sites. Stemedica International will provide management and financial support for this clinical trial. The clinical trial is titled 'A Phase IIa Multicenter, Randomized, Single-blind, Placebo-controlled, Crossover Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Intravenous Dose of Allogeneic Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Subjects with Mild to Moderate Dementia Due to Alzheimer's Disease.' Stemedica's bone marrow-derived, allogeneic itMSCs are unique because they are grown under hypoxic conditions that more closely resemble the environment in which they live in the body. Compared to other MSCs, itMSCs secrete higher levels of growth factors usually associated with angiogenesis and healing. Stemedica International's AD stem cell therapies feature itMSCs, neural stem cells (NSCs) and stem cell factors. Promising results were achieved during a three-year, intensive, pre-clinical research project supported by a grant from the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). The research was conducted at the Laboratoire d'Optique Biomedicale headed by Professor Theo Lasser at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Stemedica International's pre-clinical research was led by Chief Scientist Tristan Bolmont, Ph.D. To evaluate the impact of an intravenous delivery of human mesenchymal stem cells on amyloid pathology, the well-established APPPS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease was used. Intravenous delivery of itMSC safely reduced cerebral Abeta pathology in APPPS1 animals analyzed one week after the last injection. Both aged and young APPPS1 mice exhibited significantly decreased Abeta amyloidosis following the itMSC treatments. Concomitantly, microglial activation was diminished in aged and young itMSC-treated APPPS1 mice. No increase of vascular amyloid or manifestation of microhemorrhages was observed following the repeated intravenous itMSC delivery. Biodistribution analysis revealed that intravenously delivered itMSC migrate to the brain and could be detected in this organ with the high value at one hour post-delivery, decreasing after one day and subsequently dropping below detection level at one week after the injection.

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. Presents at Needham & Company's 14th Annual Healthcare Conference, Apr-14-2015 03:00 PM

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. Presents at Needham & Company's 14th Annual Healthcare Conference, Apr-14-2015 03:00 PM. Venue: Westin Grand Central Hotel, New York, New York, United States.

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