Hemostemix Announces Positive Results and Conclusions Reported in Phase II CLI Trial Abstract – GlobeNewswire

By daniellenierenberg

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemostemix Inc. (Hemostemix or the Company) (TSX VENTURE: HEM; OTCQB: HMTXF), a biotechnology company developing and commercializing blood-derived stem cell therapies for unmet medical conditions, is pleased to provide a summary of the presentation entitled Autologous Stem Cell Treatment for CLI Patients with No Revascularization Options: An Update of the Hemostemix ACP-01 Trial With 4.5 Year Followup. Lead investigator Dr. York Hsiang, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of British Columbia gave this update at the 41st Annual Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery Meeting on September 14, 2019.

Dr. Hsiang reported on the blinded results from the long-term follow-up of the first cohort of patients enrolled at two trial sites, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) located in Vancouver, BC, led by principal investigator, Dr. York N. Hsiang, MB, ChB, MHSc, FRCSC and University Health Network, Peter Monk Cardiac Centre located in Toronto, Ontario, led by principal investigator Dr. Thomas Lindsay, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS.

Following is a summary of the results and conclusion:

In addition, the Companys Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recently met to review patient safety data in the ongoing Phase II clinical trial for CLI. The DSMB did not find safety concerns with ACP-01 and recommended continuing to enroll patients in the trial. The clinical trial is ongoing at 13 clinical sites in the US and Canada, with several additional sites in the process of being initiated. To date, 46 of the planned 95 patients have been enrolled and treated in the study.

We are very pleased with these blinded long term follow up results, and the recommendation of the DSMB, which are consistent with the findings reported in our two previous published studies of ACP-01 in CLI patients, said Dr. Alan Jacobs, President and Chief Medical Officer of Hemostemix. Patients with critical limb ischemia face a high rate of amputation when revascularization treatment options are exhausted, so seeing this level of improvement, and outcomes maintained for up to 4.5 years after treatment, is extremely encouraging.

ABOUT HEMOSTEMIX INC.

Hemostemix is a publicly traded clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops and commercializes innovative blood-derived cell therapies for medical conditions not adequately addressed by current treatments. It is one of the first clinical-stage biotech companies to test a stem-cell therapy in an international, multicenter, Phase II clinical trial for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), a severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) caused by reduced blood flow to the legs. The Phase II trial targets a participants diseased tissue with proprietary cells grown from his or her blood that can support the formation of new blood vessels. The Companys intellectual property portfolio includes over 50 patents issued or pending throughout the world. Hemostemix has a manufacturing contract with Aspire Health Science, LLC (Aspire), for the production of ACP-01 and for research and development purposes at Aspires Orlando, Florida, facility. Building towards commercialization, Hemostemix has also licensed the use, sale and import of ACP-01 for certain indications to Aspire in certain jurisdictions. The Company is continuing research and development of its lead product, ACP-01 with other applications, including cardiovascular, neurological and vascular indications.

For more information, please visit http://www.hemostemix.comor email office@hemostemix.com.

Contact:

Kyle Makofka, CEOSuite 2150, 300 5th Avenue S.W.Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C4Phone: (403) 506-3373E-Mail: kmakofka@hemostemix.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words expects, plans, anticipates, believes, intends, estimates, projects, potential, and similar expressions, or that events or conditions will, would, may, could, or should occur. Although Hemostemix believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Hemostemix management on the date such statements were made. By their nature forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the Companys stage of development, future clinical trial results, long-term capital requirements and future ability to fund operations, future developments in the Companys markets and the markets in which it expects to compete, risks associated with its strategic alliances and the impact of entering new markets on the Companys operations. Each factor should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Hemostemix expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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