NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hadasit Bio-Holdings, Ltd. - (OTCBB: HADSY), a publicly traded portfolio of biotech companies, all based on intellectual property developed by the Hadassah University Hospital, Israel's foremost medical research center, announced that its portfolio company Enlivex Therapeutics (92% owned by Hadasit Bio) has completed the recruitment of three out of four groups in its Phase I / II clinical trial using its treatment for the reduction of graft versus host disease (GVHD) in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
Based on the current rate of enrollment and high level of safety observed so far, the trial's enrollment is expected to be completed during the next quarter with a total of 12 patients. The trial is being performed in three of Israel's leading hematology medical centers: Hadassah, Tel - Hashomer and Rambam.
The trial is being performed on bone marrow transplant patients, but the results are also relevant to a number of other autoimmune diseases - in which the individual's immune system targets its own organs - as well as inflammatory diseases - such as Multiple Sclerosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
An external safety committee meets at the end of each dose group to examine the safety of the treatment and has thus far been impressed by initial results showing this to be a promising treatment method and has consistently approved advancement to the next group, while raising the dose.
The Company previously announced the preliminary results from the earlier stages of this trial. The treatment continued to show promise after analysis of intermediate results. In terms of efficacy, the Company estimates that, if the results received at the end of the trial are consistent with the data received so far, it will have evidence of a significant improvement in patients' health following the use of its treatment in comparison with the current standard treatments administered.
|SOURCE Hadasit Bio-Holdings, Ltd.|
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