CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BlueRock Therapeutics LP, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Bayer AG, announced that Health Canada has given permission to initiate “Phase 1 Safety and Tolerability Study of MSK-DA01 Cell Therapy for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease (PD).” This is the first trial in Canada to study pluripotent stem cell-derived dopaminergic neurons in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Today we can treat many diseases symptomatically using both small molecules and biologics, and although effective, our repertoire of medicines that focuses on treating the cause of the disease is limited. Few therapeutic approaches have been designed to truly restore function. If done right, they can be very effective, often bringing lifelong therapeutic benefit to the patient. In this commentary, we will discuss how these principles are applied to living cell therapies for Parkinson's disease.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BlueRock Therapeutics, a preclinical stage biopharmaceutical company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Bayer AG, in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared their Investigational New Drug (IND) application to proceed with a Phase 1 (Ph1) study in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). This is the first trial in the United States to study plurip