Amniotics AB has received approval by regulatory authorities in UK and Sweden for its first clinical trial with PulmoStem™ .The approval by the Swedish MPA is conditioned to an amendment to the application. The study is an adaptive, dose-escalation trial including 9-18 hospitalized patients with COVID-19. The primary objective is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of intravenous (IV) dosing of PulmoStem™ in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19. The study will also include secondary and explorative endpoints related to lung regeneration indicators, biomarkers of inflammatory response and other clinical efficacy outcomes.
“Our team at Amniotics has worked diligently the past few years to be able to start this first-in-human trial. The authority approvals are a validation of the company and our manufacturing capabilities of advanced therapy medicinal products, and we are proud to reach this milestone,” says Kåre Engkilde, CEO of Amniotics.
Amniotics is working with the clinical sites to prepare for initiation of recruitment and dosing of the patients.
PulmoStem™ is a lung-specific stem cell product, derived from full-term amniotic fluid and intended for treatment of lung diseases with inflammatory components like Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-19 and other causes. PulmoStem™ is also being investigated for treatment of chronic lung-disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and in lung transplantation.