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Advanced Cell Technology Announces Issuance of Patent

07-Sep-2014 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 5368
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.- Advanced Cell Technology Inc. (ACT), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced in a press release that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US patent 8,822,218 covering methods of manufacturing dendritic cells using a highly scalable processing involving a readily renewable stem cell source as the starting materials. The derivation process covered by the patent provides a means for commercial scale manufacturing of an allogeneic, off-the-shelf immunotherapy platform. 

“The addition of this new patent continues to strengthen our IP position around core cell therapy components and helps protect our leading position in the regenerative medicine field,” said Paul K. Wotton, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is an exciting time to be here as we concentrate our efforts on developing cures for diseases and disorders of the eye and get ready to initiate phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of Stargardt’s macular degeneration (SMD) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).” 

Advanced Cell Technology Inc. (ACT) is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of regenerative medicine and cell therapy technology. The company’s most advanced products are in clinical trials for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, Stargardt’s macular degeneration and myopic macular degeneration. ACT’s preclinical programs involve cell therapies for the treatment of other ocular disorders and for diseases outside the field of ophthalmology, including autoimmune, inflammatory and wound healing-related disorders. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes pluripotent stem cell platforms – hESC and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) – and other cell therapy research programs. For more information, visit www.advancedcell.com 
 
 
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