NEW YORK and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that the United States Patent Office (USPTO) has granted a new US patent titled ‘METHODS OF GENERATING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS WHICH SECRETE NEUROTROPHIC FACTORS’. Allowed claims cover the method for generating MSC-NTF cells (NurOwn®) in industrial amounts for clinical practice.
“We continue to protect our technology through strategic intellectual property achievements and this patent Grant from the United States Patent Office is a welcome addition to our IP portfolio. This patent covers the industrial manufacturing process for NurOwn® developed by Brainstorm’s scientists,” commented BrainStorm’s CEO Chaim Lebovits. “Having a US patented product should increase our ability to enter into new commercial partnerships for NurOwn® in the US and worldwide.”
About BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc.
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of first-of-its-kind adult stem cell therapies derived from autologous bone marrow cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The Company holds the rights to develop and commercialize its NurOwn® technology through an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement with Ramot, the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University. NurOwn® has been administered to about 100 patients with ALS in clinical trials conducted in the United States and Israel. In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in the U.S., a clinically meaningful benefit was demonstrated by higher response to NurOwn®compared with placebo. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.brainstorm-cell.com.
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