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Startups & Innovations – R&D

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

Startups & Innovations – R&D

The University of California, Irvine is enrolling patients in a new clinical trial for patients with COVID-19. The new treatment is a stem cell-derived natural killer cell therapy developed by Fordham Park, N.J.-based Celularity Inc. Celularity’s CYNK-001 therapy has a range of properties that “destroy virus-infected cells” and “coordinate a robust immune response that may lead to an effective and durable defense against the viral infection,” according to Celularity Chief Scientific Officer Xiaokui Zhang.