Athersys Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHX) of Cleveland announced on Tuesday, May 5, that the first patients have been enrolled in a clinical trial of its MultiStem cell therapy for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by the coronavirus.
The patients for the Phase 2/3 study, called MultiStem Administration for COVID-19 Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (MACOVIA), were enrolled at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Athersys said in a news release that Medpace, based in Cincinnati, is serving as the contract research organization for the study.
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Written by Scott Suttell.
Originally published May 5, 2020.