SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioCardia®, Inc. [OTC:BCDA], a leader in the development of comprehensive solutions for cardiovascular regenerative therapies, with clinical programs in heart failure and sub-acute infarction, today announced the issuance of United States Patent No. 9,301,975 relating to a method of producing mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow cells in a culture medium sourced from the same donor as the cell population being cultured.
“We are pleased to have obtained this new patent,” stated Dr. Peter Altman, CEO of BioCardia. “The patent details a manufacturing process that eliminates the culture need for animal serum for culture media, the need for multiple human tissue donors to produce media, and the need for expensive and potentially suboptimal serum free media. This patented process has potential advantages to patient safety, efficacy, and cost to realize a successful product for the treatment of many large unmet clinical needs, including heart failure. Furthermore, this patent has the potential to protect the manufacturing process of the CardiALLO® cell therapy which the company anticipates advancing under an Investigational New Drug submission in 2018.”
BioCardia, Inc., headquartered in San Carlos, CA, is developing regenerative biologic therapies to treat cardiovascular disease. CardiAMP® and CardiALLO® cell therapies are the company’s biotherapeutic product candidates in clinical development. The Company's current products include the Helix™ transendocardial delivery system and the Morph® steerable guide and sheath catheter portfolio. BioCardia also partners with other biotherapeutic companies to provide its Helix systems and clinical support to their programs studying therapies for the treatment of heart failure, chronic myocardial ischemia and acute myocardial infarction.
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