In keeping with its commitment to connect industry, regulatory experts, therapeutic societies and translational centers to advance emerging cellular therapies, ISCT announces its first commercial development focus group addressing Cell Therapies for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD).
"As we enter the era of 300+ patient Phase 3 studies, it is crucial for the research community to identify appropriate end points that correlate with meaningful clinical outcomes", said Warren Sherman, MD, Director, Regenerative Cardiovascular Research at The Jack H. Skirball Center for Cardiovascular Research. "From there, trial design can be optimized to assess clinical efficacy and, hopefully, improve outcomes of patients with CLI. These patients have a very poor prognosis. To help them with cell-based therapy would be a huge advance, and would have implications for patients with vascular disease of other organ systems,"
Ed Horwitz, M.D. PhD, President of ISCT strongly agreed, "the launch of this series of focus groups is the latest initiative through which ISCT is building alignment with academia and industry to expedite the development and maturation of the field and ultimately bring cell therapy treatments to patients faster. It is ISCT’s intent that the international field of cell therapy and regenerative medicine will be able to benefit from the focus groups through public open access to the final report and outcomes as published in per reviewed journals".
SOURCE International Society for Cellular Therapy