SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2023 -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD), a company developing medical technology to treat cancer and life-threatening infectious diseases, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with NAMSA, a world leading MedTech Contract Research Organization (CRO) offering global end-to-end development services to oversee the company's clinical trials investigating the Hemopurifier, Aethlon's immunotherapeutic device , for oncology indications.
Pursuant to the agreement, NAMSA will manage Aethlon's study of the Hemopurifier for patients in the United States and Australia with various types of cancer tumors. It is anticipated the initial clinical trials will begin in Australia.
"Aethlon is committed to progressing the clinical development of the Hemopurifier," said Charles J. Fisher, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Aethlon Medical. "NAMSA is a world class organization with significant experience managing clinical studies. Aethlon plans to move quickly to leverage this experience to advance our trials with the Hemopurifier in cancer patients."
"We are extremely pleased that Aethlon selected NAMSA as their strategic outsourcing partner for their clinical research program," stated Dr. Christophe Berthoux, NAMSA CEO. "NAMSA's mission is to deliver best-in-class global MedTech solutions, and with increasing demand to find trusted outsourcing partners to accelerate efficient clinical development of life-changing medical products, we are well positioned to work collaboratively with Aethlon," Dr. Berthoux concluded.
About Aethlon and the Hemopurifier®
Aethlon Medical is a medical therapeutic company focused on developing products to treat cancer and life threatening infectious diseases. The Hemopurifier is Aethlon's clinical stage immunotherapeutic device designed to combat cancer and life-threatening viral infections. In human studies, the Hemopurifier has demonstrated the removal of life-threatening viruses and harmful exosomes from blood, utilizing a proprietary lectin-based technology. This action has potential applications in cancer, where exosomes may promote immune suppression and metastasis, and in life-threatening infectious diseases.
The Hemopurifier is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated Breakthrough Device indicated for the treatment of individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer who are either unresponsive to or intolerant of standard of care therapy, and with cancer types in which exosomes have been shown to participate in the development or severity of the disease.
The Hemopurifier also holds an FDA Breakthrough Device designation and an open IDE application related to the treatment of life-threatening viruses that are not addressed with approved therapies.
Additional information can be found at www.AethlonMedical.com.
Helping medical device Sponsors improve healthcare since 1967, NAMSA is the world's leading MedTech Contract Research Organization (CRO) offering global end-to-end development services. Driven by its global regulatory expertise and in-depth therapeutic knowledge, NAMSA is dedicated to accelerating medical device product development, offering only the most proven solutions to move clients' products through the development lifecycle efficiently and cost-effectively. From medical device testing; regulatory, reimbursement and quality consulting; and clinical research services, NAMSA is the industry's premier, trusted partner for successful development and commercialization outcomes. Web: namsa.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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