PALO ALTO, Calif., June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CBMG) (the "Company") today announced that it has completed the patient enrollment required for its Phase IIb trial to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of their proprietary adipose-derived mesenchymal precursor cell (haMPC)-based therapy ReJoinTM for Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA).
"We are pleased to reach this Company milestone and exceed enrollment of the forty-eight patients required for our Phase IIb clinical trial for Knee Osteoarthritis," said Dr. Cheng Xiang (Chase) Dai, VP and GM of Autologous Products Business Unit.
The Phase I/IIa clinical trial for this therapy was completed in Q4 2013, with the six-month follow-up data analysis concluding that ReJoinTM cell therapy for KOA patients is safe and revealing an increase in cartilage volume as early as three months after the therapy. (click here to view detailed six-month data)
About the Clinical Trial
The Phase IIb clinical research trial for KOA, registered with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the number NCT02162693 (click here to view), is led by Shanghai Renji Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in China. The multi-center study has enrolled 53 patients to participate in a randomized, single blind trial.
The primary endpoints for this trial are knee-related pain, stiffness and function as measured using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index questionnaire. The secondary endpoints are cartilage repair at six months by assessment of changes of the knee joint cartilage's volume measured with quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in addition to NRS-11, SF-36 and KSCRS scores, and the recording of any moderate to serious adverse events.
About Cellular Biomedicine Group
Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative diseases and cancers. Our developmental stem cell, progenitor cell, and immune cell projects are the result of research and development by scientists and doctors from China and the United States. Our flagship GMP facility, consisting of eight independent cell production lines, is designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com
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