Global leader in allogeneic cellular medicines for inflammatory diseases, Mesoblast (ASX:MSB)
, today announced that its lead product candidate remestemcel-L has been selected as the winner of the Fierce Innovation Awards - Life Sciences Edition 2020 for Biotech Innovation.
The Fierce Innovation Awards is a peer-reviewed program from the publisher of FierceBiotech and FiercePharma.
Remestemcel-L is under priority review by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for pediatric SR-aGVHD and, if approved, product launch in the United States is expected in 2020.
Given the extensive inflammatory response in Covid-19 infection, it is also being evaluated in a randomized, controlled Phase 3 trial in up to 300 ventilator-dependent adults with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.
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