Gamida Cell Presents Updated Omidubicel Data During Best Abstract Award Session at 2022 Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR Tandem Meetings
- Omidubicel is a first-in-class, advanced NAM-enabled stem cell therapy candidate with breakthrough and orphan drug designations being evaluated as the first potential allogeneic advanced cell therapy donor source for patients with blood cancers in need of a transplant
- Oral presentation includes updated analysis demonstrating enhanced circulatory pDC, NK cell and CD4+ T cell recovery with omidubicel
- Rapid immune cell recovery results in reduced rates of infection; no increase in GvHD rates compared with standard umbilical cord transplantation
- Omidubicel BLA submission is on track to be completed in the second quarter of 2022
The presentation, which received a TCT Best Abstract Award, titled “Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) with Omidubicel is Associated with Enhanced Circulatory Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells (pDC), NK Cells and CD4+ T Cells with
“These data provide mechanistic support for the reduced infection rates seen with omidubicel-treated patients in the Phase 3 study, and clear demonstration of the benefits of omidubicel over standard cord blood transplantation, which can be associated with immune and hematopoietic recovery challenges that are devastating to patients,” said
Omidubicel is an advanced cell therapy under development as a potential life-saving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant for patients with hematologic malignancies (blood cancers), for which it has been granted Breakthrough Status and orphan drug designation by the FDA. Omidubicel is also being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study in patients with severe aplastic anemia (NCT03173937). For more information on clinical trials of omidubicel, please visit the
Omidubicel is an investigational therapy, and its safety and efficacy have not been established by the FDA or any other health authority.
About NAM Technology
Our NAM-enabling technology is designed to enhance the number and functionality of targeted cells, enabling us to pursue a curative approach that moves beyond what is possible with existing therapies. Leveraging the unique properties of NAM (nicotinamide), we are able to enhance, expand and metabolically modulate multiple cell types — including stem cells and natural killer cells — with appropriate growth factors to maintain the cells’ active phenotype and enhance potency. This allows us to administer a therapeutic dose of cells that may help cancer patients live longer better lives.
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