With multiple clinical and preclinical assets in development, our growing product pipeline is bringing mRNA Cell Therapy to autoimmune indications.
SLE, other autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune diseases, myeloma*
SLE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
*Phase 1 dose escalation study in myeloma underway.
Generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) is a debilitating autoimmune disease affecting over 60,000 people in the U.S. Treatment of gMG requires the chronic use of toxic immunosuppressants.
DESCARTES-08, Cartesian’s clinical-stage lead product candidate, is the first mRNA CAR T-cell therapy for autoimmune diseases. DESCARTES-08 contains killer T-cells designed to hunt down pathogenic plasma cells that secrete autoantibodies.
In a Phase 2a study, Descartes-08 was observed to be safe and well-tolerated, and to induce deep and durable responses in patients with gMG.
We are currently enrolling patients with gMG in a Phase 2b randomized controlled trial (RCT).