HOLLISTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:HART), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing regenerated organs for transplant, initially focused on the trachea, has filed its pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) meeting documents with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company expects the pre-IND meeting to take place by the end of January 2014.
Additionally, the company has filed an orphan biologics application with the FDA and expects to obtain feedback before the end of first quarter 2014.
David Green, Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, said, “During our pre-IND meeting with the FDA in January, we expect to review our proposals for pre-clinical work that will need to be completed in order to begin a clinical trial within the USA. We also expect to get early feedback on the clinical trial requirements for approval in the USA.”
About Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology
Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology makes regenerated organs for transplant. Our first product, the InBreathTM Airway Transplant System, is intended to replace or repair a trachea that has been severely damaged by either trachea cancer or physical trauma. None of our products are yet approved by a government regulatory authority for marketing. On November 1, 2013, HART was spun-off from Harvard Bioscience. The trademark “Harvard Apparatus” is used under a sublicense agreement with Harvard Bioscience, who has licensed the right to use such trademark from Harvard University.
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