NextCell Pharma AB: NextCell's publication of the phase I/II clinical trial in type I diabetes accepted
NextCell Pharma AB ("NextCell" or "Company") have had their article detailing the results of their phase I/II clinical trial in type I diabetes accepted in the peer-reviewed journal Diabetologia.
NextCell Pharma AB is a cell therapy company working in the development and commercialization of the mesenchymal stromal cell therapy product, ProTrans. This product, with its proprietary platform technology, is in clinical development for the treatment of autoimmune conditions, such as type I diabetes and inflammatory conditions such as viral pneumonia.
NextCell's seminal study in type 1 diabetes, with their advanced therapeutic medicinal product, ProTrans, has been accepted for publication in the journal Diabetologia. The article, entitled, "Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Preserve Endogenous Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes: a Phase I/II Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled, Randomized trial" details how a single infusion of ProTrans can maintain the endogenous production of insulin, slowing the progression of the disease.
"It is fantastic to have our first study in type I diabetes published. This study has been the foundation for our clinical development programme in type I diabetes. The study, although small, presents strong data indicative of the effectiveness of ProTrans treatment in slowing diabetic disease development. Based on these data we have moved forward with a pediatric study investigating the efficacy of our drug product in newly diagnosed type I diabetics in the 7-21 age range," says Dr Mathias Svahn, CEO for NextCell Pharma.
The data reported in the manuscript was generated in collaboration with Professor Per-Ola Carlsson, Principal Investigator at Uppsala University and Karolinska Trial Alliance, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden (Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03406585).