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Research and Development

We have conducted clinical researches using adult stem cell on various diseases.
1) Clinical trials for Commercialization
Product Name Indication Stages of Clinical Trials Clinical Test Institute Number of Test Targets Date of Approval by Ministry of Foods and Drug Safety of Korea
Cellgram®_AMI Acute myocardial infarction Approval completed
Additional phase 3 in progress
9 institutes in addition to Severance Hospital 135 persons Oct. 19, 2011
Cellgram_SCI Spinal cord injury Phase 2/3 Seoul Asan Hospital 32 persons Dec. 10, 2007
Cellgram_IS Acute cerebral infarction Phase 3 Wonju Christian Hospital 40 persons June 3, 2005
Cellgram_LC Cirrhosis Phase 2 11 Institutes in addition to Wonju Christian Hospital 72 persons Nov. 6, 2012
Cellgram_CLI Critical lower limb ischemia Phase 1 Gachon University Gil Hospital 10 persons Sep. 22, 2014
Cellgram_ED Impotence Phase 1 Seoul Asan Hospital 10 persons Sep. 26, 2014
2) Clinical trials of Researcher
Titles of Clinical Tests Date of Approval by Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Clinical Stage Clinical Test Institutes
A researcher-led clinical test to compare and evaluate safety and effectiveness for injection of autologous marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell drug in patients with chronic glomerular nephritis Aug. 19, 2014 Researcher
Clinical test
Kyunghee University Hospital
National heatlth Insurance Service
Ilsan Hospital
A researcher-led clinical study to compare and evaluate safety and effectiveness of intravenous injection or coronary artery injection of autologous marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell drug in patients with acute cardiac infarction May 30, 2014 Researcher
Clinical test
Hyewon Medical Corporation
Seijong Hospital
A pilot clinical test to explore safety and effectiveness of transplantation of autologous marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell in patients with auditory nerve disease or sensorineural deafness Jan. 17, 2014 Researcher
Clinical test
Educational Foundation
Catholic University
Seoul St. Mary Hospital
A pilot clinical test for safety and treatment effects of mesenchymal stem cell in patient with critical respiratory failure July 18, 2013 Researcher
Clinical test
Asan Foundation Corporation
Seoul Asan Hospital
A clinical test of cell transplantation and treatment using autologous mesenchymal stem cell cultured from autologous serum in patients with cerebral infarction Oct. 15, 2012 Researcher
Clinical test
Samsung Seoul Hospital
Pharmicell has continuously studied to develop anticancer immunity vaccine for treatment using immune cell as well as studies on culture and differentiation in order to produce advanced stem cell drug.
Technology development for culture and division of mesenchymal stem cell
  • Technology development that can effectively differentiate mesenchymal stem cell stably and in high purity from marrow, cord blood and fat tissue.
  • Technology development (culture medium) that can multiply in great numbers while retaining the feature of stem cell (multipotent).
  • Developing culture medium(no-serum medium) excluding animal-drive elements such as FBS for establishment of safety of mesenchymal stem cell.
Differentiation related technology development
  • Explore genes or proteins related to induction or inhibition of differentiation of mesenchymal stem cell.
  • Clarify the signaling system related to differentiating regulation.
  • Improve and optimize technology to induce differentiation of specific tissue cell(nerve cell, cardiac cell, pulmonary alveoli cell).
  • Explore methods of differentiation into new cells.
  • Identify new marker related to differentiated and un differentiated mesenchymal stem cells.






Research and Develop Anti-cancer Immune Vaccine for Treatment

Dendritic cell, the center of immune defense function, turn it into a tumor antigen, and inject it to cancer patients, expecting anti-cancer effects and suppress side effects by inducing cancer cell specific natural killer celltion of (Tumor Specific Cytotoxic T cell)

  • Develop production of dendritic cell drug technology with much better quality and quantity compared to existing ones since culture source of dendritic cells for treatment can be proliferated and differentiated
  • Develop specialized dendritic cells subtype differentiation technology with stronger antigen introducing function
  • Develop clinical protocol for the most effective and strongest anticancer immuneity treatment through combined administration of existing anticancer drug or natural material and gene medicine
  • Established cell culture condition for optimal treatment and develop commercialization technology through dendritic cell differentiation signal study



Secure Quality Control Technology
  • Establish quality control law suitable for standards necessary to secure consistency of quality and safety of stem cell medicine (Regulation on Review and Authorization of Biological Products, Notice of Ministry of Foods and Drug Safety, No. 2015-41)
  • Produce the best stem cell medicine by applying it to final complete medicine and manufacturing process
Develop Gene Carrier System
  • Develop mesenchymal stem cell monitoring technology for the transplantation
  • Establish and improve specific gene expression and inhibition technology
  • Study on availability of mesenchymal stem cell for gene therapy
Pharmicell has carried out main research projects through government support. .

Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell - development of critical lower

Project name : limb ischemia drug Non-clinical trial research for development
of stem cell drug for critical lower limb ischemia.

Period : Dec. 26, 2012 ~ Nov. 25, 2014

Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell - development of impotence drug

Project name : Non-clinical study for marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell drug
for treatment of incurable impotence.

Period : 2012.12.26~2014.11.25

Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell - development of cirrhosis stem cell drug for USA clinical test

Project name : Consulting for clinical advancement and FDA Pre-IND Meeting for
approval of stem cell drug for hepatic insufficiency(alcoholic cirrhosis)
at clinical test of USA.

Period : 2013.06.01 ~ present

Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell - development of stem cell aging measurement system

Project name : Development of Oligonucleotide-linked Immunosorbent Assay (OLISA)
-based non-labeled and real-time mesenchymal stem cell aging
measurement system.

Period : 2013.06.01 ~ 2015.05.30

Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell - development of alcohol cirrhosis drug

Project name : Phase 2 commercialization clinical trial to evaluate safety and effectiveness of
autologous mesenchymal stem cell transplantation treatment
in patient with alcoholic cirrhosis.

Period : 2014.10.01 ~ 2016.09.30

Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell - develop auto culture system for mesenchymal stem cell drug

Project name : development of unmanned automated cell drug production system

Period : 2014.11.01 ~ 2017.10.31