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 Ocata Therapeutics (OCAT)

formerly Advanced Cell Technology (ACTC):
Advanced Cell Technology Changes Name to Ocata Therapeutics

Ocata Therapeutics Headquarters
33 Locke Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel: (508) 756-1212
Fax: (508) 229-2333 

Company Overview

Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. (“Ocata”; NASDAQ: OCAT), formerly named Advanced Cell Technology, is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of new therapies in the field of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is defined as the process of replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function and has been called the “next evolution of medical treatments” and “the vanguard of 21st century healthcare” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The company’s principal R&D and commercial efforts relate to its Regenerative Ophthalmology™ programs and involve development of therapies for the treatment of eye diseases and disorders. Beyond the eye, our other research areas include projects focusing on developing many different cell therapies that may be used to treat a range of diseases across several therapeutic categories. Ocata’s principal laboratory, GMP facility and corporate offices are in Marlborough, Massachusetts. 

Regenerative Ophthalmology Platform

The mission behind our Regenerative Ophthalmology efforts is clear. It is our goal to bring innovative new therapies to the market to treat diseases of the eye that otherwise may cause significant loss of vision in patients. Our emerging cell therapies focus on structural repair and functional restoration and have the potential to make a significant difference in the lives of people with ocular disorders.

We are at the forefront of developing new therapies to address some of the most significant unmet medical needs in eye diseases. These include potential treatments for diseases affecting the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration – as well as other forms of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinitis pigmentosa, as well as inflammatory diseases such as uveitis, and vision loss from photoreceptor and other neurosensory retinal damage due to glaucoma.

  • Our lead clinical program involves RPE Cell Therapy for treating macular degeneration. Critical to the development and the rate of progression of macular degeneration is the health status of the retinal pigment epithelium, or RPE, a single layer of cells whose presence and integrity in the retina are required for normal vision. The company is currently conducting clinical trials in the U.S. andU.K. for treating Stargardt’s macular degeneration with the RPE Cell Therapy, and in the U.S. for treating patients with dry age-related macular degeneration.
    We are developing a Photoreceptor Progenitor Cell Therapy which we intend to be used for treating a wide variety of retinal degenerations in diseases where photoreceptors malfunction and/or die.
    Our Ganglion Progenitor Cell Therapy is a preclinical candidate program. In animal models of glaucoma, the injection of these cells protects against damage of existing nerve cells as well as forms new ganglion nerve cells.
    The company is also developing therapeutic platforms using Corneal Endothelial Cells for use in treating corneal blindness.

See our Pipeline of Ophthalmology Therapies »

Other Regenerative Medicine Programs

In addition to our regenerative ophthalmology programs we have invested in other programs where we feel that we can leverage our expertise in cellular and developmental biology to generate allogeneic therapies that have the potential to improve health care in other prevalent degenerative diseases and diseases of aging. At the core of our pipeline planning are approaches intended to address large unmet medical needs with allogeneic stem cell-derived therapeutics.

Our Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Our Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) represent an “off-the-shelf” cellular therapy ready for treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in both acute and chronic settings. MSCs regulate immune and inflammatory responses, providing therapeutic potential for treating diseases characterized by the presence of an inflammatory component, which makes them an attractive tool for the cellular treatment of autoimmunity and inflammation. We believe we have succeeded at creating a differentiated MSC product by producing the cells in culture from a pluripotent stem cell source.

Neuroprotective Biologics

We have discovered Neuroprotective Biologics that are secreted by certain of our neurosensory retina progenitor cell populations. We anticipate that the neuroprotective agent(s) that we may ultimately develop as drug candidates may be useful not only in retinal diseases and dystrophies, but may have broader applications in central nervous system and peripheral nervous system diseases and disorders, including diseases causing cognitive function impairment, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, and ischemic events such as caused by stroke.

Blood Components Programs

Through our Blood Components Programs, we have been able to generate Red Blood Cells, Platelets, Dendritic cells and other cells relevant immune response or hemostasis.


Pipeline of Therapeutic Programs

Ocata’s world-class research and development programs embody our efforts to bring transformative new therapies to market for patients facing some of hardest-to-treat eye diseases and disorders.




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I doubt they buried it. Lanza is now elllk 01/14/2022 12:17:07 PM
Agreed. Just wanted their parents, most likely, to biosectinvestor 12/03/2021 12:25:06 PM
So sad. BearGator56 11/30/2021 11:13:41 AM
Looks like they buried the technology joeycav11 11/27/2021 10:00:41 PM
#92944 Anyone know whatever happened to the trials on BearGator56 06/21/2020 10:47:23 PM
#92942 Yeah Neos has done well and I expect elysse1kittycat 11/13/2017 03:21:10 PM
#92941 Looks like your NEOS was a much better diannedawn 11/13/2017 02:40:40 PM
#92940 Immunologic Cell Teeter-Totter* Hank615 10/27/2017 02:01:18 PM
#92939 Hank615 10/27/2017 02:00:10 PM
#92938 Just curious-what is the update for this company elysse1kittycat 10/12/2017 09:10:51 AM
#92937 Thanks for the update. elysse1kittycat 07/09/2017 09:54:49 AM
#92936 Amazed this board is still showing activity. Spideyboy 07/01/2017 07:48:34 PM
#92935 Ocata Therapeutics was acquired by Astellas Pharma Inc. Renee 05/25/2017 08:53:51 PM
#92934 I have a nine position in neos and elysse1kittycat 03/14/2017 09:15:27 PM
#92933 It was acquired by ALPMY a while back lgoodman 02/27/2017 05:13:17 PM
#92932 First message after years in the wilderness. What 2020 02/27/2017 04:37:52 PM
#92931 Looking for an excellent pharmaceutical with three successful sharpei 01/28/2017 09:25:43 PM
#92930 Its nice to hear from you folks and elysse1kittycat 10/07/2016 12:37:54 AM
#92929 I have seen that one but don't know fulleroots 10/04/2016 08:41:54 PM
#92928 XXII? north40000 10/03/2016 02:03:00 AM
#92927 Yes brother still around . In on the fulleroots 10/02/2016 10:12:14 AM
#92926 I check in from time to time, to All-Bidness 09/02/2016 01:00:44 AM
#92925 Elysse, I invested all of the proceeds into ALPMY lgoodman 08/23/2016 12:50:42 PM
#92924 Anyone still around? elysse1kittycat 08/23/2016 10:43:20 AM
#92923 SHAME on the PHARMACEUTICAL Companies!! Goodbuddy4863 05/09/2016 06:36:11 PM
#92922 Too early to expect miracle happenings from Astellas/Ocata north40000 03/18/2016 08:37:31 AM
#92921 What is going on with Astellas. I would smokey 03/17/2016 05:26:09 PM
#92920 I was excited to reinvest in OCAT or mvecho 03/16/2016 04:39:18 PM
#92919 I appreciate that, I am starting my research mvecho 03/16/2016 04:25:03 PM
#92918 Mvecho-I suggest you do a search on Ocata-to elysse1kittycat 03/16/2016 04:19:00 PM
#92917 Hey Elysee, i have been invested in ACTC/OCAT mvecho 03/16/2016 04:16:53 PM
#92916 Booski-I agree with you about the disappointing return elysse1kittycat 03/16/2016 08:37:55 AM
#92915 I have to agree with you although in Booski 03/16/2016 07:09:35 AM
#92914 I sure hope that anyone reading this post elysse1kittycat 03/11/2016 04:54:57 PM
#92913 So ALPMY does seem to be the right pbear 03/09/2016 01:07:54 PM
#92912 I have never tried this idea: Find the north40000 03/09/2016 12:53:03 AM
#92911 Not much conversation on that one smokey 03/08/2016 09:58:03 PM
#92910 Try placing ALPMY in the IHUB search box north40000 03/08/2016 08:25:07 PM
#92909 IHUB search box and see what turns up north40000 03/08/2016 08:04:03 PM
#92908 Type in the U.S. Stock symbol in the I north40000 03/08/2016 08:02:47 PM
#92907 What do you mean NO smokey 03/08/2016 05:20:02 PM
#92906 no Lexxy 03/08/2016 05:03:25 PM
#92905 Can someone PM me about an active board smokey 03/06/2016 02:21:12 PM
#92904 It's actually pretty funny how spot on and kyrie717 02/26/2016 08:49:01 AM
#92903 Is the company using a 3D printer to IPO$ 02/25/2016 03:31:02 PM
#92902 All I know is that I just returned elysse1kittycat 02/25/2016 01:05:45 PM
#92901 ALPMY closed @ $14.10. north40000 02/24/2016 09:06:42 PM
#92900 Put both symbols in a watch list, or north40000 02/24/2016 07:16:33 PM
#92899 Has anyone looked at the ticker ALPMF? The joecarry 02/24/2016 06:30:55 PM
#92898 Lanza is ACTC and Ocata so no big pbear 02/23/2016 06:27:49 PM
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