CIRM Grants $3.46 Million to Advance OSSM-007 for the Treatment of Steroid-Resistant GVHD

Ossium Health, Inc. is thrilled to announce a $3.46M Clinical Stage Research Program (CLIN1) grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)! This grant will provide essential funding for the development of OSSM-007, a mesenchymal stem cell product primed with interferon-gamma, as a potential treatment for steroid-refractory acute graft versus host disease (GVHD).

With this grant, Ossium Health will be able to move forward with pre-clinical and manufacturing activities, and they are hopeful to begin clinical study activities by the end of 2023.

Acute GVHD is a dangerous reaction that occurs after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HCT), in which donor cells attack the tissues of the recipient. Despite advances in other HCT outcomes, GVHD remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with approximately 30-60% of allogeneic HCT recipients developing the condition and half of those becoming resistant to steroid therapy. Therefore, it is essential to develop effective new treatments to combat this serious complication.

Ossium is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with CIRM to expedite the development of OSSM-007 for treating GVHD. As Ossium’s CEO and Co-Founder, Kevin Caldwell, exclaimed, “This grant from CIRM is an invaluable step in creating a revolutionary treatment option for patients suffering from GVHD and we are incredibly thankful for their continued dedication to stem cell-based therapeutic research.”

About Ossium Health

Ossium Health is a revolutionary bioengineering company that is revolutionizing the way we treat hematologic diseases, organ rejection, and orthopedic trauma.

Founded in 2016 by its dynamic co-founders, President and CEO Kevin Caldwell and EVP and Chief Science Officer Erik Woods, Ossium Health is on a mission to improve the health, vitality, and longevity of human beings through their cutting-edge cell therapies, which are based on their unique deceased donor bone marrow banking platform.

Their innovative approach to healthcare is making waves in the medical community, and their treatments offer a real hope for those suffering from these debilitating conditions.

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