Celltex IND Approved by FDA to Launch Clinical Trial to Investigate Prophylactic Safety & Efficacy of AdMSCs against COVID-19

Celltex IND Approved by FDA to Launch Clinical Trial to Investigate Prophylactic Safety & Efficacy of AdMSCs against COVID-19

Houston-based Celltex received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proceed with the company’s Investigational New Drug Application (IND 22055) to investigate prophylactic Efficacy of Autologous Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (AdMSCs) Against Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). 

The Premise

Celltex Chairman and CEO David G. Eller suggests that throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) have exhibited potential as a means of treating COVID-19 associated symptoms and complications, and hence the opportunity for what he describes the biotech as the “nation’s leading commercial MSC banking and technology company.”

Review of MSC-based Research & COVID-19

The use of MSCs to combat COVID-19 raises different perspectives and points of view. In a Chinese study, seven COVID-19 patients received intravenous infusions of donor MSCs. The results evidenced overall safety and that their results may improve patient outcomes. Despite that, scientists are not in alignment with the logic behind this method and how well MSCs performed in this pilot study. TrialSite News reported on the F...

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