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October 11, 2019 - Burn specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) announced today they have successfully used live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin (xenograft) for the temporary closure of a burn wound. Through an FDA-cleared phase one clinical trial led by surgeon Jeremy Goverman, MD, of the MGH Sumner Redstone Burn Service, this procedure marks the first-time pig tissue derived from an animal with gene edits has been transplanted directly onto a human wound.

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October 11, 2019 - Burn specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) announced today they have successfully used live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin (xenograft) for the temporary closure of a burn wound. Through an FDA-cleared phase one clinical trial led by surgeon Jeremy Goverman, MD, of the MGH Sumner Redstone Burn Service, this procedure marks the first-time pig tissue derived from an animal with gene edits has been transplanted directly onto a human wound.

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December 8, 2018 - XenoTherapeutics, a life science company whose mission is to solve the global shortage of organs and tissues for transplants, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company’s Investigational New Drug application (IND #18914) allowing clinical studies of Xeno-Skin™ to be initiated. Xeno-Skin is a first-of-its-kind xenotransplantation product, designed to provide a safe temporary coverage mechanism for patients with severe burn wounds. The company is inactive preparations to enroll patients for a first-in-human clinical study of Xeno-Skin at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) by the end of 2018. Learn More »

October 23, 2018 - XenoTherapeutics, a life science company developing the first non-human organ transplant solution currently under investigational review by the FDA, announced that company co-founders Paul Holzer, CEO and Jon Adkins, COO, along with a team of former military and first responder volunteers, traveled some 1500 miles from their homes in New Hampshire to deliver emergency aid in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Learn More »

October 5, 2018 - XenoTherapeutics, a life science company developing the first non-human organ transplant solution currently under investigational review by the FDA, announced that company co-founders Paul Holzer, CEO and Jon Adkins, COO presented an update on the company’s pre-clinical progress for its skin transplant solution at the 2018 Dan Morton Meeting of the Boston Area Pharmaceutical Toxicology Group. The conference, held today at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, hosted representatives from a variety of biotechnology companies on the cutting-edge of research and development. Learn More »

October 15, 2020 - XenoTherapeutics, a clinical-stage cell and gene therapy company engineering immune-compatible cells, tissues, and organs, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted U.S. Patent No. 10,799,614 to XenoTherapeutics, the patent covering methods for producing live-cell biological products from source animal donors for human xenotransplantation. Learn More »

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