Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AST-OPC1; GRNOPC 1; hESC-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPC) - Geron/University of California; Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells - Asterias Biotherapeutics; OPC-1

Latest Information Update: 23 Jun 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Geron Corporation
  • Developer Asterias Biotherapeutics
  • Class Stem cell therapies
  • Mechanism of Action Cell replacements
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Spinal cord injuries
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase I/II Spinal cord injuries
  • Preclinical Canavan disease; Multiple sclerosis; Stroke
  • Discontinued Alzheimer's disease

Most Recent Events

  • 13 Jun 2017 Updated efficacy data from the SCiSTAR phase I/IIa trial in Spinal cord injuries released by Asterias Biotherapeutics
  • 21 Mar 2017 Updated efficacy data from the phase I/IIa SCiStar trial in Spinal cord injuries released by Asterias Biotherapeutics
  • 03 Feb 2017 Asterias Biotherapeutics plans a clinical trial for Spinal cord injuries
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