Our Science

Transformative Framework for Cellular Therapeutic Development


American CryoStem Corporation has developed a proprietary end-to-end Adipose Tissue Processing Platform consisting of the “Collection – Processing – Cryobanking – Return to Point-of-Care“– on demand, of adipose tissue and adipose-derived mesenchymal stems cells. We are furthering development of our core patented cellular processing capabilities to enable design and development of biological therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs. We are prioritizing research targets and biological drug candidates where the disease biology is understood, and where our suite of technologies has the potential to make a difference. .

Discovering cutting edge in vitro models and products to advance technology and streamline cellular manufacturing.

Developing therapeutic cellular applications based on our end-to-end cellular therapy “CryoStem Platform” consisting of “Collection - Processing - Cryobanking - Return to Point-of-Care”.

Delivering Expanded Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Infusion Therapies to the medical community at large and proprietary cellular processing and cryopreservation technologies to the world

Partnering with forward-focused biologics developers to create collaborative relationships to develop and obtain approval of cellular therapy indications (especially for those with high unmet medical needs) and design and deliver new therapies built on our End-to-End “CryoStem Platform”

Our Clinical Pipeline Approach

Our pipeline comprises a balance of wholly-owned and partnered programs. We collaborate with strategic partners when additional resources and expertise may help bring our cellular therapies to patients more quickly.

The Company’s long-term research is focused on further developing standardized cellular processing models to support FDA, IND treatment protocol approvals by further identifying, and validating certain mechanisms and characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells related to regulating modulation of immune response(s) and promoting tissue regeneration, auto-immune diseases, and brain and organ damage associated with viruses such as SARS-Co-V-2 (COVID-19), including, the expanding group of “Long Haulers” afflicted with the chronic and debilitating symptoms of “Long COVID.” The Company will continue expanding its development of ATCELL™ as a treatment modality targeting diseases with significant unmet medical needs, particularly when conventional standard-of-care treatments are ineffective.

Investigational New Drug (IND) FDA Cleared for Phase I Clinical Trial, September 2020

American CryoStem received FDA clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Investigational New Drug (IND) Phase I Clinical Trial “ATCell, a proprietary expanded autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for the treatment of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). PCS is a complex central nervous system disorder triggered by one or more concussive injuries. The purpose of the Phase I Clinical Trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ATCell™ infusion therapy. We aim for ATCELL™ to be a valid therapeutic modality to treat PCS and other mild traumatic injuries (mTBI) by offering a cellular therapy option to patients not responding to the current standard of medical care.

Pre-Clinical and Product Development Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for ATCELL™

New Cellular Analyses Metrics and Advanced Therapy Applications

The Research and Development Collaboration CRADA entitled “Stem Cells for Regeneration and Medical Innovation” is a multifaceted and multistaged project centered on:

  • Creating in vitro (test tube) assays to standardize and commercialize new treatment protocols
  • Optimizing quality control measures
  • Developing standardized protocol potency assays for precise therapy dosing

The Collaboration team plans to validate and standardize baseline and assay metrics to identify mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) characteristics and quantities across various cell types and investigate opportunities for testing protocol standardization for biologic drug development. The Collaboration will further investigate the creation of predictive and prescriptive cellular models in support of future FDA Biologic License Applications (BLAs). The Company maintains the rights to commercialize all technology developed under the CRADA Agreement and will endeavor to commercialize these technologies to create scientific and economic value for all stakeholders. This collaboration will be conducted at the Biomedical Research Laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland. CRADA Process

American CryoStem enters into a cooperative research and development agreement CRADA to develop standardized treatment protocols

Pre-Clinical Development for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (“DMD”) is a rare, genetic and fatal childhood disease characterized by rapidly progressive muscle weakness and wasting due to degeneration of skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle It is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy among children, afflicting about 1 in 3,500 males at birth.

American CryoStem has paired up with RaceMD®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, formed in 2009 to accelerate the search for intermediate therapies to prolong the lives and health of children with DMD.

The RaceMD team of physicians and researchers will be collaborating with CRYO’s laboratory staff and scientists to develop a clinical protocol for DMD, harnessing the foundational science and technology of the CRYOSTEM PLATFORM and utilizing the company’s IND clearance for its own IND “safety and efficacy” - without needing to modify the underlying manufacturing, testing or delivery methodology of the ATCELL™ product. This accelerated IND application approach will enable a more expeditious route with the FDA IND approval process.