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TaiGen Biotechnology Initiates Phase I Trial of the Stem Cell Mobilizer TG-0054


4/7/2008 9:36:41 AM

TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TaiGen Biotechnology Co., Ltd. announced today the enrollment for the TG-0054 phase I trial under an IND from the US FDA. TG-0054 is a potent and selective inhibitor for the binding of the chemokine cell-surface receptor CXCR4 to its ligand SDF-1 and efficiently mobilizes stem cells (CD34+) and endothelial progenitor cells (CD133+) from bone marrow into peripheral circulation in a mouse model. TG-0054 will initially be developed for the indication of stem cell transplantation in cancer patients.

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