Two stem cell therapies from Cytomedix to start trials; stroke study expands

When regenerative medicine firm Cytomedix (OTC:CMXI) acquired biotechnology company Aldagen, the stem cell-based stroke treatment in clinical trials was the centerpiece of the all stock deal.

Cytomedix is now making moves to develop other stem cell treatments from its Aldagen acquisition. Two more clinical trials will start later this year, CEO Martin Rosendale told analysts on a conference call to discuss first-quarter financial results. Rosendale wouldnt identify the indications that will be studied, and said only that they will be announced this summer: one for an arterial disease and the other a neurological condition.

Cytomedixs goal is to ultimately find large pharmaceutical partners to commercialize these treatments. These additional clinical studies dont represent those kinds of partnerships. Rosendale said there are two facilities that will conduct investigator-led clinical trials. But those trials will be funded by outside sources, not by Cytomedix.

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Two stem cell therapies from Cytomedix to start trials; stroke study expands

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