Pluristem to Present First Cohort Data from PLX-R18 Hematological Study at American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) Annual Meeting
- Clinical data from the first cohort of Phase I study for the treatment of incomplete hematopoietic recovery following hematopoietic cell transplantation
- Program was granted an FDA Orphan Drug Designation
HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (TASE:PSTI), a leading regenerative medicine company developing novel placenta-based cell therapy products, today announced that the company will present data from the first cohort of its Phase I study of PLX-R18 cells for the treatment of incomplete hematopoietic recovery following hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) 60th Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego, California, on December 1-4, 2018.
About the study
A Phase I study of PLX-R18 cells to treat incomplete hematopoietic recovery following HCT is ongoing in U.S. and Israel. The trial is designed as a multi-center, open-label, dose-escalating study to evaluate the safety of intramuscular injections (IM) of PLX-R18 cells in 24 subjects with incomplete hematopoietic recovery persisting for at least 4 months after HCT. The 24 patients in the study will be enrolled into three treatment groups: two administrations of 1 million PLX-R18 cells (n=3), two administrations of 2 million PLX-R18 cells (n=6), two administrations of 4 million PLX-R18 cells (n=15). The primary endpoint will be safety which will be assessed at the end of each cohort by an external safety committee. There will also be exploratory endpoints, including changes in platelet and hemoglobin levels, changes in transfusion frequency, a shift from transfusion dependence to transfusion independence, changes in quality of life, and changes in the serum immunological parameters.
About Pluristem Therapeutics
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. is a leading regenerative medicine company developing novel placenta-based cell therapy products. The Company has reported robust clinical trial data in multiple indications for its patented PLX cells and is entering late stage trials in several indications. PLX cell products release a range of therapeutic proteins in response to inflammation, ischemia, muscle trauma, hematological disorders, and radiation damage. The cells are grown using the Company's proprietary three-dimensional expansion technology and can be administered to patients off-the-shelf, without tissue matching. Pluristem has a strong intellectual property position; Company-owned and operated, GMP-certified manufacturing and research facilities; strategic relationships with major research institutions; and a seasoned management team.
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Karine Kleinhaus, MD, MPH
Divisional VP, North America
Head of Investor and Public Relations
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