Preclinical Programs

Pluristem’s two lead placenta-derived cell products, PLX-PAD and PLX-R18, are each in clinical development for several indications. Their potential efficacy and mechanisms of action were initially demonstrated in numerous preclinical studies. PLX-PAD has been shown to secrete proteins known to induce angiogenesis, support muscle regeneration after injury, and modulate the immune system. Preclinical studies have also shown that PLX-R18 secretes factors known to enhance the regeneration of a damaged hematopoietic system.

PLX cells have demonstrated efficacy in preclinical studies in models of ischemic stroke, neuropathic and inflammatory pain, graft versus host disease (GvHD), pre-eclampsia, tendinosis, myocardial infarction, pulmonary fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Our research department continues to study the mechanisms of action of our different cell products, conducts preclinical studies of our two lead products in additional indications, and continues to develop new products using our proprietary 3D cell expansion platform technology.