– Performance of the HAVs produced in the LUNA200 â¢ the commercial scale system demonstrated similar efficacy to previous performance of HAV in dialysis access trials –
– 83% secondary patency observed 12 months after implantation –
– Data presented today in a keynote presentation at the 6th World Congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS2021) –
Durham, NC, November 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Humacyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUMA), a clinical-stage biotechnology platform company that develops universally implantable bioengineered human tissues on a commercial scale , today announced that data from a Phase 2 clinical trial of patients receiving the human acellular vessel (HAV) produced using its advanced large-scale manufacturing systems, known as of “LUNA200”, for vascular access in hemodialysis, has demonstrated 12-month efficacy which is similar to assays for HAVs produced in developmental-scale systems previously used in the manufacture of HAV.
The phase 2, prospective, multicenter, open-label, single-arm study evaluated the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of HAVs manufactured with the commercial LUNA200 platform in 30 patients with end-stage renal disease under hemodialysis. One year after implantation, 83% of subjects still had secondary or functional patency. Secondary patency rates of HAVs produced using prior developmental scale systems ranged from 82% to 89%. No cases of HAV rupture, aneurysm formation or acute mechanical failure were observed in the study. Additionally, HAV appears to resist infection compared to synthetic ducts.
âOur LUNA200 commercial scale manufacturing system is a revolutionary bioengineering platform that represents the result of decades of work iterating our approach to be more modular, controlled and automated,â said Laura Niklason, MD, Ph .D., Founder, President and CEO. Managing Director of Huacyte. âWe have demonstrated the functions of LUNA200 in a manner comparable to our existing systems, and this data demonstrates that manufacturing modified tissues on a commercial scale is feasible, a critical step for our regenerative medicine platform and for Humacyte which supports our efforts towards commercialization of HAV. “
Each modular and automated LUNA200 system, with improved process controls, can develop 200 HAVs at a time. Humacyte’s LUNA200 systems are housed in its state-of-the-art 83,000 square foot bioprocessing facility in Durham, NC, which has enough space to house enough systems to produce an annual capacity of approximately 40,000 HAVs per year. The Durham facility is fully operational and in 2021 the FDA cleared the use of the HAVs produced in the LUNA200 System to power the Company’s ongoing clinical trials in the United States. The facility has also achieved compliance with EU Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Qualified Person certification to enable supply of the product to ongoing studies in Europe and Israel.
The 12-month data was presented at the 6th World Congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS2021). The secondary objective of this study is to assess the safety and long-term efficacy of HAV made with the LUNA System up to 36 months after implantation, and the study is ongoing.
Human acellular vessels (HAVs) are ready-to-use replacement vessels originally designed for vascular repair, reconstruction and replacement. HAV is intended to overcome long-standing limitations in repairing and replacing vascular tissue – it can be manufactured on a commercial scale, it eliminates the need to remove a vessel from a patient, and clinical evidence suggests that it is non-immunogenic, resistant to infection, and can grow into long-lasting living tissue. HAV is currently being evaluated in two phase 3 arteriovenous access trials and one phase 2/3 vascular trauma trial, and has been used in over 460 patient implantations. It is the first product to receive the Advanced Regenerative Medicine (RMAT) designation from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has also received the Fast Track designation from the FDA.
Humacyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUMA) is developing a disruptive biotechnology platform to deliver universally implantable bioengineered human tissues and organs designed to improve patient lives and transform the practice of medicine. The Company develops and manufactures acellular tissue to treat a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and chronic illnesses. The initial opportunity for Humacyte, a human acellular vessel (HAV) portfolio, is currently in advanced clinical trials targeting multiple vascular applications, including vascular trauma repair, arteriovenous access for hemodialysis and peripheral arterial disease. Preclinical development is also underway in coronary artery bypass grafts, pediatric cardiac surgery, the treatment of type 1 diabetes, and multiple new cellular and tissue applications. Humacyte’s HAVs were the first product to receive the accelerated review designation of Advanced Regenerative Therapy in Regenerative Medicine (RMAT) from the FDA and received priority designation for the treatment of vascular trauma by the U.S. Secretary for the Regenerative Medicine (RMAT). Defense. For more information visit www.humacyte.com.
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