In a recent “Activity Report” released by Cynata Therapeutics, the company announced the status of key business activities and partnerships, including a recent collaboration with Harvard Medical School to treat cancer using toxin-secreting stem cells. It has also entered into a collaboration with the University of Sydney that will address myocardial infarction using the therapeutic properties Cynata’s iPSC-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
In addition, the company recently announced that their Cymerus™ derived MSCs will be utilized in a clinical trial for GvHD, the first in-patient test of the company’s novel stem cell manufacturing process.
These activities are resulting from Cynata’s proprietary manufacturing platform that can produce unlimited quantities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by deriving them from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) produced from a single donor. This Cymerus™ technology has made Cynata one of the first commercial providers to achieve consistent, scalable, and importantly, cost-effective production of clinical-grade stem cells. The company’s novel manufacturing approach is overcoming a major hurdle that has traditionally limited the therapeutic use of stem cells, which is the “sky high costs” associated with such procedures. [Read more…]