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June 16, 2014
05:22 EDTPSTIPluristem Therapeutics receives patent in India
Pluristem Therapeutics announced it has been granted Patent No. 261087 from India's Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks for a patent titled, "Methods for Cell Expansion and Conditioned Media Produced Thereby for Therapy." The patent, which has also been granted to Pluristem in Australia, Russia and South Africa, covers the company's key technology platform, its method for 3-dimensional expansion of placental and adipose derived cells. It also covers the composition of cells derived using this method.
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September 16, 2014
05:49 EDTPSTIPluristem Therapeutics pursues development strategy in Japan
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September 8, 2014
05:43 EDTPSTIPluristem Therapeutics advances to second cohort in PLX-PAD cells Phase I trial
Pluristem Therapeutics announced that its licensee, United Therapeutics Corporation, has completed the dosing of the first cohort of patients in its Phase I study using Pluristem's PLacental eXpanded, or PLX-PAD, cells in patients diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH. PAH, with a global market estimated at approximately $3B, is characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs; it can disrupt lung and heart function, leading to debilitating conditions such as heart failure. The Phase I study, being conducted in Australia, is an open-label, dose-escalation study designed to enroll 9 patients diagnosed with PAH. The first cohort of 3 patients has received 0.5M PLX cells per kilogram body weight. An independent Data Safety Monitoring Board recommended advancement to the second cohort. The second cohort will receive 1M cells per kilogram, while the third cohort is planned to be administered 2M cells per kilogram. The primary endpoint of the study is the safety of PLX-PAD cells, which will be evaluated at 12 weeks and one year after dosing. Secondary efficacy endpoints are to be measured at six weeks post-treatment in order to assess changes in the ability to exercise, disease severity and cardio-respiratory function; measures include six-minute walk distance and cardio-pulmonary hemodynamic parameters evaluated via right heart catheterization and echocardiogram.

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