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Results Support Ongoing Clinical Development of ApoGraft in U.S.
Tel Aviv, Israel, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: "APOP"), a developer of innovative technology that enables the functional selection of stem cells, today announced positive data from the Company's open label Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its ApoGraft™ technology in Israel. All eleven patients enrolled for the trial were transplanted using the ApoGraft product and were engrafted in a timely manner. The primary objective, safety and tolerability of ApoGraft administered to patients with hemato-oncology disorders, was met and there were no procedure related adverse events (AEs) reported during the course of the study.
As previously announced last month, following the anticipated closing of the merger with Quoin Pharmaceuticals, the development of the ApoGraft technology is expected to be pursued by San-Diego based EnCellX, led by Adi Mohanty.
“The data validates earlier results and supports the ongoing development of our products,” commented Dr. Shai Yarkoni, Chief Executive Officer. “I remain committed and believe that the human data from this study will expedite the clinical development of the ApoGraft.”
About Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.
Cellect Biotechnology (APOP) has developed a breakthrough technology for the selection of stem cells from any given tissue that aims to improve a variety of cell-based therapies.
The Company's technology is expected to provide researchers, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies with the tools to rapidly isolate specific cells in quantity and quality, allowing cell-based treatments and procedures in a wide variety of applications in regenerative medicine. The Company's current clinical trial is aimed at bone marrow transplantations in cancer treatment.
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