Mesoblast Limited (Nasdaq:MESO; ASX:MSB), a world leader in developing allogeneic (off-the-shelf) cellular medicines, just announced that the first COVID-19 infected patients have been dosed with remestemcel-L, the company’s proprietary allogeneic cellular medicine. This study is conducted within the framework of the 300-patient randomized placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial underway in North America which focuses on patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on ventilator support.
The number of immunotherapies in clinical trial rolls over 5000 now, and immunology has become a common approach in some cancers. Cell technologies, as a growing sub-field in the immunotherapy landscape, have progressed considerably and now represent a $26 billion financial opportunity by 2030, according to a report by Roots Analysis.
In a recent study published in Nature Communications, scientists from Cornell University made new findings in common and fatal gastric cancer research. In the United States, the incidence of gastroesophageal cancer increased 2.5-fold from the 1970s to the early 2000s, however, from the 1950s, the number of all patients with gastric cancer decreased by more than 80%; despite this, gastric cancer is still the fifth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide.