DiscGenics treats 1st patients in degenerative disc disease cell therapy trial — 3 insights

Written by Alan Condon | August 08, 2019 | Print  |

Discgenics treated the first patients in its clinical trial of intervertebral disc tissue for mild to moderate degenerative disc disease in Japan, reports Biospectrum Asia.

Three insights:

1. The double-blinded trial is evaluating the efficacy of IDCT at two dosage levels in participants with single-level symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease.

2. IDCT is an allogeneic, non-invasive cell therapy that is injected into the painful disc percutaneously.

3. It uses biomedically engineered progenitor cells — known as discogenic cells — that are derived from intervertebral disc tissue to look for a regenerative solution to degenerative disc disease.

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