Mount Sinai Health System announced that they will be using remestemcel-L (Ryoncil), an innovative allogeneic stem cell therapy, in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Additionally, Mount Sinai indicated that they will play a central role in a clinical trial for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, which affects individuals with severe cases of COVID-19.
Remestemcel-L has previously been tested in patients who have had a bone marrow transplant, who can experience an overactive immune response similar to that observed in severe cases of COVID-19.
Mount Sinai began administering remestemcel-L to patients in late March under the FDA’s compassionate use program. The therapy was given to 10 patients with moderate to severe cases of COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), most of whom were on ventilators, and the doctors saw…