Cytori Cell Therapy™ is for investigational use in the United States.
Cytori is developing cell therapies that harness the unique attributes of living cells that are present in an adult human patient’s own adipose tissue, also known as Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cells (ADRCs). Cytori Cell Therapy is the collective name given to the fresh, heterogeneous population of ADRCs prepared with the proprietary Celution® System platform technology and administered to a patient for a specific disease or medical condition, all within a single day:
Cytori Cell Therapy is designed to repair injured tissue, preserve function, improve quality of life, and modify disease progression.
WHY USE AN ADULT HUMAN PATIENT’S OWN ADIPOSE TISSUE?
Physicians and scientists have demonstrated the frequency of stem cells in adipose tissue to be 2,500 times greater than the frequency of similar cells in bone marrow.1,2,3 Further, adipose tissue can be more easily collected than bone marrow via a small volume liposuction procedure.
Since Cytori technology prepares ADRCs exclusively from an adult human patient’s own adipose tissue, treatment with these cells avoids common transplantation issues, such as cell rejection or disease transmission, and does not require anti-rejection or immunosuppressant drugs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
While the exact mechanism of action is unknown, pre-clinical publications suggest the use of ADRCs has been associated with improvements in angiogenesis, inflammation, and fibrosis.
Cytori Cell Therapy is a novel approach that has the potential to harness the power of a patient’s own cells to promote healing.
Cytori Cell Therapy is comprised of an autologous, heterogeneous, readily accessible cell population that is the result of more than a decade of rigorous research and development. 15,16,17,18,19
Advanced Technology, Convenient For the Patient
Cytori Cell Therapy is being developed as a therapy to be delivered in a single treatment, designed to avoid the need for frequent re-treatment.
Same-Day Cell Therapy
Cytori Cell Therapy eliminates the requirement for cells to be shipped to off-site facilities. Cells can be harvested in the hospital and processed on-site for faster care.
The use of ADRCs in pre-clinical and clinical studies has been shown to be well-tolerated. Hundreds of patients have been treated with ADRCs in multiple clinical trials across the world. Cytori’s approach to cell therapy avoids the risk of rejection.
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- 7. Morris M, Beare J, Reed R, Dale J, et al. Systemically delivered adipose stromal vascular fraction cells disseminate to peripheral artery walls and reduce vasomotor tone through a CD11b+ cell-dependent mechanism. Stem Cell Transpl Med. 2015;4(4): 369-80. doi: 10.5966/sctm.2014-0252.
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- 9. Feng Z, Ting J, Alfonso Z, Strem B, et al. Fresh and cryopreserved, uncultured adipose tissue-derived stem and regenerative cells ameliorate ischemia-reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury. Nephrol Dial Transpl. 2010;25(12):3874-84. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfq603.
- 10. Hao C, Shintani S, Shimizu Y, Kondo K, et al. Therapeutic angiogenesis by autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells: comparison with bone marrow mononuclear cells. Am J Physiol Heart and Circ Physiol. 2014;307(6): H869-79. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00310.2014.
- 11. Dong Z, Peng Z, Chang Q. The survival condition and immunoregulatory function of adipose stromal vascular fraction (SVF) in the early stage of nonvascularized adipose transplantation. PLos One. 2013;8(11): e80364. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080364.
- 12. Baulier E, et al. Characterization of the porcine Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) and evaluation of the therapeutic potential in order to use in a preclinical model of porcine kidney transplantation. Data on file (Cytori).
- 13. Serratrice N, Bruzzese L, Magalon J, Véran J, et al. New fat-derived products for treating skin-induced lesions of scleroderma in nude mice Stem Cell Res Ther. 2014;5(6):138. doi: 10.1186/scrt528.
- 14. Boissier R, Karsenty G. Réunion de travail tissu graisseux-fraction vasculaire stromale. Applications en urologie incontinence urinaire. Data on file (Cytori).
- 15. Granel B, Daumas A, Jouve E, Harlé J. et al. Safety, tolerability and potential efficacy of injection of autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction in the fingers of patients with systemic sclerosis: an open-label phase I trial. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014;0:1–8. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205681.
- 16. Guillaume-Jugnot P, Daumas A, Magalon J, Jouve E, et al. Autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction in patients with systemic sclerosis: 12-month follow-up. Rheumatol. 2016:55(2):301-6. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev323.
- 17. Gotoh M, Yamamoto T, Kato M, Majima T, et al. Regenerative treatment of male stress urinary incontinence by periurethral injection of autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells: 1-year outcomes in 11 patients. Intl J Urol. 2014;21(3):294-300. doi: 10.1111/iju.12266.
- 18. Perez-Cano R, Vranckx J, Lasso J, Calabrese C, et al. Prospective trial of adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC)-enriched fat grafting for partial mastectomy defects: the RESTORE-2 trial. Eur J Surg Onc. 2012;38(5): 382-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2012.02.178.
- 19. Daumas, A. et al. “Long-term follow-up after autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction injection into fingers in systemic sclerosis patients.” Current Research in Translational Medicine. 2016.
Cytori also develops nanomedicines using liposomal encapsulation technology designed to reduce toxicity while retaining the efficacy of both existing agents and novel compounds. For oncology patients, the size and composition of liposomal-encapsulated products are designed such that the chemotherapeutic agent can be delivered more selectively to the tumor. Clinical trials have demonstrated that encapsulation can protect organs such as the heart from the toxic effects of the chemotherapy agents such as doxorubicin leading to a safety and efficacy profile that is superior to that of the non-encapsulated drug. 20,21
It is well-known that many very common chemotherapeutic drugs have significant side effects. These side effects are usually caused by the fact that normal healthy tissues such as the heart or nervous system are sensitive to the same toxic effect that allows the drug to attack the cancer. Published studies have reported that nanomedicines used in oncology can reduce toxicity towards non-tumor cells by packaging the drug inside liposomes that create a barrier between the drug and tissues.21 These liposomes are essentially very tiny bubbles of lipid with a water-filled interior containing the drug.
Cutaway image of a liposome showing chemotherapy payload
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Blood vessels in tumors are different from those in normal healthy tissues in that they are leakier and will allow these small particles to pass out of the bloodstream into the tissue. As a result, the drug-filled liposomes preferentially accumulate in tumor tissue selectively sparing normal, healthy tissue. 20
This approach is designed to retain the efficacy of the chemotherapeutic while reducing its side effects and potentially allows use of higher, more effective doses of chemotherapy without increasing side effects.
Because blood vessels in injured or inflamed tissues frequently have leakiness similar to that present in tumors, the same approach could be used to deliver regenerative payloads to injured tissues. That is, instead of delivering a chemotherapy agent to a tumor, this approach could be used to deliver molecules that promote tissue regeneration and repair thereby creating a new category of specialty therapy; regenerative nanomedicine.
- 20. Gabizon A, Shmeeda H, and Barenholz Y (2003) “Pharmacokinetics of pegylated liposomal Doxorubicin: review of animal and human studies” Clin Pharmacokinet. 42(5):419-36
- 21. Rafiyath et al. 2012 “Comparison of safety and toxicity of liposomal doxorubicin vs. conventional anthracyclines: a meta-analysis” Exp Hematol Oncol 1:10-19
Cytori was the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 North American Cell Therapeutics Technology Innovation Award in recognition of advancements made in the field of regenerative medicine for over a decade.
Frost & Sullivan’s industry research and benchmarking analysis report that Cytori’s pioneering technology platform has become the leading technology to enable the research and practice of cellular therapies that harness the potential of stem and regenerative cells from adipose tissue. Details of the full report can be found here .
To protect our proprietary Cell Therapy™ and Nanomedicine™ technologies and other scientific discoveries, we have a portfolio of 102 patents issued worldwide and over 65 applications pending.
Cytori’s technologies and investigational products have been evaluated in both pre-clinical and clinical research studies and cited in peer-reviewed publications.
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