MultiCell Technologies, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and discovery tools that address unmet medical needs for the treatment of neurological disorders, hepatic disease and cancer.

Our therapeutic development platform relies on several patented technologies used to: (i) isolate, characterize and differentiate stem cells from human liver, or (ii) control the immune response at transcriptional and translational levels through dsRNA-sensing molecules such as Toll-like receptor (TLR), RIG-I-like receptor (RLR), and MDA-5 signaling, or (iii) generate specific and potent immunity against key tumor targets through a novel immunoglobulin platform technology, or (iv) modulate the noradrenaline-adrenaline neurotransmitter pathway.

Our most advanced lead drug candidate, MCT-125, is an oral small molecule drug combination which targets the noradrenaline-adrenaline neurotransmitter pathway for the treatment of primary multiple sclerosis-related fatigue (PMSF). Primary multiple sclerosis-related fatigue (PMSF) affects over 70% of all persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). MCT-125 has demonstrated efficacy in a 138 patient Phase 2a clinical trial for the treatment of PMSF.

While significant progress has been made in developing cancer therapies that result in tumor regression, the control of cancer over a longer interval and especially of metastatic disease, remains a key goal. MultiCell is also developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. MCT-465, MCT-475 and MCT-485 are the first of a family of prospective cancer therapeutics based on the use of our patented therapeutic antibody and synthetic dsRNA technologies. MCT-465, a potent immune enhancer, is indicated as an cancer adjuvant therapy alone or combined with currently available or novel therapies. MCT-465 can also be used with our MCT-475 antibody therapeutic for the treatment of various cancers such as breast carcinoma. MCT-485, a cytotoxic agent, is a novel synthetic dsRNA with therapeutic properties distinct from those of MCT-465, and is indicated for the treatment of certain cancers. MCT-465 is in early-stage preclinical development, and MCT-475 and MCT-485 are in the discovery optimization stage of development.

The role liver stem cells play in the carcinogenic process has recently led to a new hypothesis that hepatocellular carcinoma arises by maturation arrest of liver stem cells. MultiCell is developing therapeutic product opportunities specifically targeting the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic bile duct cancer by leveraging our synthetic dsRNA and antibody therapeutic platforms against cancer stem cells. MultiCell owns exclusive rights to two issued U.S. patents (6,872,389 and 6,129,911), and several corresponding issued and pending patents and patent applications related to the isolation and differentation of liver stem cells.

 

Therapeutic Candidate

Indication

Discovery Optimization

Preclinical Development

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

MCT-125

PMSF

         

MCT-465

Cancer

         

MCT-475

Cancer

         

MCT-485

Cancer

         

 
MultiCell also sells a range of life science research reagents that facilitate the discovery and development of new therapies and diagnostic tests.