StemCells Inc. Advances Clinical Trial in AMD to Final Cohort
News May 24, 2014
StemCells, Inc. has announced that it has transplanted the Company's proprietary HuCNS-SC® (purified human neural stem cells) into the first five patients in the final cohort of its 16-patient Phase I/II trial for geographic atrophy of age related macular degeneration (GA-AMD).
Each of the eight patients in this second cohort will receive a dose of 1 million stem cells into the most affected eye.
"We are very pleased with the rate of progress being made towards our goal of completing enrollment in this study by the end of this quarter," said Stephen Huhn, M.D., FACS, FAAP, Vice President, CNS Clinical Research at StemCells, Inc.
Huhn continued, "We look forward to releasing the first interim results from this study next month and are planning to initiate a controlled Phase II proof-of-concept study later this year."