Gamida Cell teams up with Be The Match BioTherapies to help develop its bone marrow transplant alternative

Questex LLC | January 22, 2019

Gamida Cell is teaming up with Be The Match BioTherapies, a service-focused subsidiary of the National Marrow Donor Program, to help support the late-phase development of its cell therapy that aims to offer an alternative source of universal bone marrow transplant material for patients with blood cancers. The collaboration plans to employ the Be The Match Registry, which includes more than 20 million potential donors, as well as provide case management, logistics, and other services for an ongoing phase 3 study of Gamida’s NiCord therapy.
“The collaboration is open-ended and, assuming all goes well clinically, will extend beyond phase 3 and into the commercial setting,” Be The Match BioTherapies’ VP of sales and new business development, Chris McClain, told FierceBiotech. Gamida's NiCord is derived from stem cells that are harvested from umbilical cord blood, expanded outside the body, and can be transplanted into patients to produce healthy blood cells without a full donor match, as in bone marrow cases. Gamida plans to complete enrollment for its pivotal phase 3 trial this year, comparing NiCord to unmanipulated cord blood in about 120 patients with high-risk leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or lymphoma, with topline data expected in early 2020.

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