Living Cell Technologies Limited (ASX:LCT) (OTCMKTS:LVCLY) is a New Zealand biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercialising regenerative cell treatments which restore function using naturally occurring cells.
LCT’s lead product NTCELL(R) is an alginate coated capsule containing clusters of neonatal porcine choroid plexus cells. After transplantation NTCELL functions as a biological factory producing neurotrophic factors to prevent and repair disease induced nerve degeneration.
The Phase I/IIa NTCELL clinical trial in New Zealand for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease met the primary endpoint of safety and showed encouraging clinical efficacy. A Phase IIb trial has been designed to further evaluate NTCELLs potential as a disease-modifying treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
NTCELL has the potential to be used in a number of other central nervous system degenerative diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and motor neurone diseases.