CLEVELAND, Jan. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHX) today announced that it has completed patient enrollment of the single dose arm of a clinical study involving administration of MultiStem ® to patients being treated for leukemia or other blood born cancers. The study involves administration of a single or multiple doses of MultiStem, an allogeneic cell therapy product, to patients following radiation therapy and a donor derived hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Patients receiving such transplants are typically at risk for Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD), as well as other complications, such as tissue damage from the radiation and chemotherapy treatments that are conducted prior to the transplant. Initial results of safety information from the single dose arm of this trial are expected to be announced following the completion of patient evaluation periods and subsequent analysis of data.
Athersys Announces Completion Of Patient Enrollment For Single Dose Arm Of Phase I Study Of MultiStem(R) For Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Support
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