Lineage Cell Therapeutics (NYSE American: LCTX) (TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs, together with its subsidiary ES Cell International Pte Ltd. (“ESI”) and AgeX Therapeutics Inc. (NYSE American: AGE), a company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics for human aging, recently announced the broadening of their collaborative relationship regarding ESI stem cell lines. According to the update, ESI cell lines are current Good Manufacturing Practice (“cGMP”)-compatible, registered with the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), and widely studied as a potential source for the industrial-scale manufacture of any cell type in the human body. “Both Lineage and AgeX are pioneering important aspects of regenerative medicine. Working together, we have amended our agreement regarding ESI cell lines derived under cGMP to be optimal for the business needs of each company,” Lineage’s CEO Brian M. Culley said in the press release. “In particular, Lineage has acquired exclusivity for the use of ESI cell lines in spinal cord injury and certain oncology indications. On the other hand, AgeX has gained greater flexibility and independence to support its efforts toward licensing certain technologies and cell lines to third parties. With this step complete, we next intend to explore additional opportunities to collaborate with AgeX on promising tissue regenerating projects.”
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About Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc.
Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform, Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell-starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical programs are in markets with billion-dollar opportunities and include three allogeneic (“off-the-shelf”) product candidates: (i) OpRegen(R), a retinal pigment epithelium transplant therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the developed world; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; and (iii) VAC, an allogeneic dendritic cell therapy platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and in preclinical development for additional cancers and as a vaccine against infectious diseases, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. For more information about the company, visit www.LineageCell.com.
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