StemCells, Inc. Announces Webcast to Discuss Interim Results From the First Cohort in Its Phase II Study in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEM), a world leader in the research and development of cell-based therapeutics for the treatment of disorders of the central nervous system, will host a webcast to discuss the six-month interim results from the first cohort in its Phase II PathwayTM Study in cervical spinal cord injury. The Company will also provide a progress update on the second 40-patient cohort which is currently enrolling patients.
The first cohort is an open-label dose escalation arm used to determine the cell dose for the second cohort of the study. The second cohort is a randomized, single-blind study expected to enroll 40 motor complete patients, these are patients with complete loss of motor function below the point of injury. This cohort is statistically powered to demonstrate efficacy of the Company’s proprietary HuCNS-SC® platform technology (purified human neural stem cells) for the treatment of cervical spinal cord injury. The patients in the first and second cohorts undergo all of the same clinical safety and efficacy assessments. All patients in the study will be followed for 12 months post-transplant. Final results from this first cohort will be available Q2 2016, and final results from the study are expected in 2017.
StemCells, Inc. will host a webcast to discuss the interim results from the Phase II clinical trial of HuCNS-SC cells in spinal cord injury after market close on Wednesday, November 18, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time).
Interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast over the Internet by accessing the Investors section of the Company’s website at http://www.stemcellsinc.com. Webcast participants should allot extra time before the webcast begins to register and, if necessary, download and install audio software.
Event: Clinical update, and top line interim data analysis, of the Pathway, Phase II Spinal Cord Injury Study
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM PT)
Live webcast: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/zmuy6r4y
An archived version of the webcast will be available for replay on the Company’s website beginning approximately two hours following the conclusion of the live call and continuing for a period of 90 days.
About the Pathway Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial
The Phase II Pathway study, titled “Study of Human Central Nervous System (CNS) Stem Cell Transplantation in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury,” will evaluate the safety and efficacy of transplanting the Company’s proprietary human neural stem cells (HuCNS-SC cells), into patients with traumatic injury in the cervical region of the spinal cord. Conducted as a randomized, controlled, single-blind study, the trial will measure efficacy by assessing motor function according to the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI). The primary efficacy outcome will focus on change in upper extremity strength as measured in the hands, arms and shoulders. The trial will enroll approximately 52 subjects and follow the patients for 12 months post-transplant.
Information about the Company’s spinal cord injury program can be found on the StemCells, Inc. website at:
Information on the Company’s pre-clinical spinal cord injury research, along with an animation on the science of HuCNS-SC cells for the treatment of spinal cord injuries, can be found at:
Information for patients interested in participating in the study is available at the Pathway website at:
Additional information about the clinical trial is available at:
StemCells, Inc. is developing its HuCNS-SC® platform technology (purified human neural stem cells) as a treatment for disorders of the central nervous system. Top line data from the Phase I/II clinical trial in thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI) showed measurable gains involving multiple sensory modalities and segments, including conversion of two of seven patients with complete injuries (AIS A) converting to incomplete injuries (AIS B). StemCells, Inc. has initiated controlled proof-of-concept Phase II studies in both SCI and AMD.