In December, ViraCyte presented interim results of its Phase 1 Trial of Viralym-C at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. In the 7 patients treated, all of whom failed conventional treatment, Viralym-C was well tolerated, safe, and achieved a positive clinical response in all 7 patients. In 6 of the 7 patients, the viral infection was completely eliminated. ViraCyte expects this Phase 1 study to conclude in early 2017, with advanced clinical trials to immediately follow. Dr. Ann Leen, Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer stated, "These results, combined with results achieved in patients with other viral infections including BK virus and Adenovirus, attest to the game-changing, potentially life-saving nature of T cell therapy for otherwise untreatable diseases."
About ViraCyte, LLC
ViraCyte is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing cellular immunotherapies for severe life threatening infections. ViraCyte's current products restore natural immunity against life threatening viruses in patients with severely weakened immune systems, such as adults and children who have recently undergone a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). ViraCyte's lead T cell products are in Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials, with effectiveness rates of greater than 90% in patients who have failed conventional therapy. More information can be found at www.viracyte.com
ViraCyte is a resident company at JLABS @ TMC, Houston, Texas.
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