BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Dec. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAC Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMAC) (“IMAC” or the “Company”), a provider of innovative medical advancements and care specializing in regenerative rehabilitation orthopedic treatments without the use of surgery or opioids, announces it completed the first infusion of its investigational compound utilizing umbilical cord-derived allogenic mesenchymal stem cells in its Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of bradykinesia, or the gradual slowing and loss of spontaneous body movement, due to Parkinson’s disease.
“The first infusion of our proprietary compound is a significant milestone in its development, as well as in the development of IMAC, expanding our capabilities as a regenerative rehabilitation company,” said Jeffrey Ervin, Chief Executive Officer of IMAC. “We have already received significant interest from patients across our regenerative medicine centers to participate in the trial, and we are actively screening these inquiries to identify those who fit the inclusion criteria of the trial. We anticipate full patient enrollment by the end of February 2021, with subsequent infusions continuing in early 2021.”
The first infusion was delivered on December 29, 2020, by trial lead investigator Ricardo Knight, M.D., M.B.A. at the Company’s Brentwood, Tennessee facility. The Phase 1 clinical trial, consisting of a 15-patient dose escalation safety and tolerability study, will be conducted at three of IMAC’s clinical centers in Chesterfield, Missouri, Paducah, Kentucky, and Brentwood, Tennessee. The trial will be divided into three groups: (1) five patients with bradykinesia due to Parkinson’s disease will receive a low dose, intravenous infusion of stem cells, (2) five patients will receive a medium intravenous dose, and (3) five patients will receive a high intravenous dose. All groups will be tracked for 12 months. IMAC’s medical doctors and physical therapists at the clinical sites have been trained to administer the treatment and manage the therapy.
About IMAC Holdings, Inc.
IMAC was created in March 2015 to expand on the footprint of the original IMAC Regeneration Center, which opened in Kentucky in August 2000. IMAC Regeneration Centers combine life science advancements with traditional medical care for movement restricting diseases and conditions. IMAC owns or manages 15 outpatient clinics that provide regenerative, orthopedic and minimally invasive procedures and therapies. It has partnered with several active and former professional athletes, opening six Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Centers, two David Price IMAC Regeneration Centers, as well as Mike Ditka IMAC Regeneration Centers and a Tony Delk IMAC Regeneration Center. IMAC’s outpatient medical clinics emphasize its focus around treating sports and orthopedic injuries and movement-restricting diseases without surgery or opioids. More information about IMAC Holdings, Inc. is available at www.imacregeneration.com.
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