Cynata Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrolment for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Trial

08 April 2024 | Monday | News

Phase 1 trial of innovative cell therapy product CYP-006TK aims to improve healing in diabetic foot ulcers, with promising initial results showing significant wound reduction.
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Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX: "CYP", "Cynata", or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialising in cell therapeutics, is pleased to announce the completion of patient enrolment in its Phase 1 clinical trial of CYP-006TK in diabetic foot ulcers (DFU).

CYP-006TK is Cynata's Cymerus™ iPSC[1]-derived MSC[2] topical wound dressing product candidate, which comprises MSCs seeded onto a novel silicon dressing. Due to reduced blood flow, patients with diabetes are at risk of developing non-healing wounds on the feet/lower limbs, which are also known as DFU. In addition to causing severe pain and discomfort, DFU pose a significant risk of infection, and if therapy is unsuccessful, amputation may be necessary. In this trial, CYP-006TK is being investigated as a potential treatment to promote wound healing in patients with DFU.

The pre-specified sample size has now been reached, with a total of 30 patients with DFU randomised on a 1:1 basis to receive either: (i) CYP‑006TK treatment for four weeks, followed by standard of care treatment for the rest of the study; or (ii) standard of care treatment throughout the study. In accordance with the study protocol, patients will be followed for 24 weeks following treatment initiation, which means that the last patient visit in this trial is expected to occur around September 2024.

Dr Jolanta Airey MDCynata's Chief Medical Officer, said:

"We are delighted to have completed enrolment, and we extend our thanks to all of the investigators, study staff and patients for helping us to achieve this milestone. We recently announced very encouraging initial data from the first 16 patients enrolled in this trial after 10 weeks' follow-up, with a median percentage reduction in wound surface area of 87.6% in the active CYP-006TK group, compared to 51.1% in the control group. We now look forward to completing the follow-up period and releasing the full results from this study shortly thereafter."

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