MARIETTA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (www.protokinetix.com) (the "Company" or "ProtoKinetix") (OTCQB:PKTX) has reached the mid-point of 3rd stage of testing in retinal cell replacement therapy at the University of British Columbia. Functionality testing on experimental models three months post-transplant show encouraging results. We anticipate results from six-month post-transplant to be available within the next 4-5 weeks. The study includes two experimental models over a longer period of time to test whether the AAGP® treated cells continue to develop and mature into retinal cells to potentially restore vision in humans. The study is being conducted by the Gregory-Evans Retinal Therapeutic Lab at the University of British Columbia.
“We are pleased that our functional studies to date are looking positive and very significant.” – Dr. Kevin Gregory-Evans
About ProtoKinetix, Incorporated
ProtoKinetix is a molecular biotechnology company that has developed and patented a family of hyper stable, potent glycopeptides (AAGP®) that enhance both engraftment and protection of transplanted cells, organs, tissues and organs used in regenerative medicine. Due to the results achieved over the last four years of testing, the University of Alberta has begun Phase 1 human clinical trials. Additional studies will be expanded to include whole organ transplantation and all therapies that are being developed globally to date; diabetes, retinal degeneration, cardiac repair and many other degenerative conditions. In addition, we are studying the potential impact on several cancer therapies.
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