ProtoKinetix Enters into 3rd Phase of Retinal Cell Replacement Therapy Testing at UBC
The studies to date demonstrated that in vitro pre-treatment of PPCs with 4 mg/mL PKX-001 resulted in a substantial increase of cell survival following their transplantation into the subretinal area of immunocompromised rabbits with retinal degeneration. PPCs treated with PKX-001 maintained their ability to express key proteins associated with photoreceptor functions.
Based on the outstanding results thus far, ProtoKinetix now has patents pending in the United States of America, Canada and Europe.
ProtoKinetix will now extend its previous studies into further in vivo functional studies. To date we have histological data ex vivo and in vivo that PKX-001 improves PPC survival and that these cells mature to express proteins of mature photoreceptors.
The global ophthalmic therapeutics/drug market is expected to reach USD $35.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.
About ProtoKinetix, Incorporated
ProtoKinetix is a molecular biotechnology company that has developed and patented a family of hyper stable, potent glycopeptides (AAGP®) that enhance both engraftment and protection of transplanted cells used in regenerative medicine. Due to the results achieved over the last four years of testing, the University of Alberta has begun Phase 1 human clinical trials. Additional studies will be expanded to include whole organ transplantation and all therapies that are being developed globally to date; diabetes, retinal degeneration, cardiac repair and many other degenerative conditions. In addition, we are studying the potential impact on several cancer therapies.
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