Dr. Naughton presented data for the first time supporting the ability of ExCeltrix to diminish or eliminate tumor load in preclinical trials. Studies were performed with three rapidly growing human tumor cell lines: melanoma, adenocarcinoma, and glioma. Cancer cells were either mixed with ExCeltrix or delivered alone in two preclinical models. In the CAM model (chollioallantoic membrane) tumor mass was significantly reduced by the presence of ExCeltrix. In the nude mouse model, cells with ExCeltrix showed little to no tumor growth, in comparison to the control which did form palpable tumors.
Dr. Gail Naughton has spent more than 15 years extensively researching the tissue engineering process, and holds more than 90 patents in the field. Dr. Naughton founded Histogen in 2007, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for the Company, in addition to her position as Dean of the College of Business at San Diego State University.
Histogen, launched in 2007, seeks to redefine regenerative medicine by developing a series of high value products that do not contain embryonic stem cells or animal components. Through Histogen's proprietary bioreactors that mimic the embryonic environment, newborn fibroblasts are encouraged to naturally produce the vital proteins and growth factors from which the company has developed its rich product portfolio. Histogen has two product families - ExceltrixTM, Histogen's human Extracellular Matrix (ECM) and ReGenicaTM, Histogen's proprietary liquid formula. For more information, please visit '/>"/>
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