TiGenix – Belgium

Last updated: 13.02.2014

Address: Haasrode Researchpark 1724
Romeinse straat 12 bus 2
3001 Leuven

Tel: +32 (0) 16 39 60 60

Web: http://www.tigenix.com/

Company description

TiGenix NV (NYSE Euronext: TIG) is a leading European cell therapy company with a commercial product and a strong clinical stage pipeline of adult stem cell programs. The company’s lead product, ChondroCelect®, for cartilage repair in the knee, is the only approved cell-based product in Europe, and is currently being launched across Europe. TiGenix’s adipose derived allogeneic stem cell platform has been extensively validated. The company has initiated a Phase III clinical trial to treat complex perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn’s disease, has a Phase IIa trial in rheumatoid arthritis ongoing, and has successfully concluded a Phase I trial to investigate intra-lymphatic administration in autoimmune disorders. TiGenix is based out of Leuven (Belgium) and has operations in Madrid (Spain), and Sittard-Geleen (the Netherlands).

Products and services

ChondroCelect® for cartilage regeneration in the knee is an implantation suspension of characterised viable autologous (from the patient her- or himself) cartilage cells. The product is administered to patients in an autologous chondrocyte implantation procedure known as Characterised Chondrocyte Implantation (CCI), a surgical procedure to treat cartilage defects, in conjunction with debridement (preparation of the defect bed), a physical seal of the lesion (placement of a biological membrane, preferentially a collagen membrane) and rehabilitation.

ChondroCelect is the first cell-based product to successfully complete the entire development track from research to clinical development to approval by the European Medicines Agency as an Advanced Medicinal Therapy Product in October, 2009. ChondroCelect is commercially available in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Spain.

Moreover, TiGenix uniquely combines early stage revenues from its ChondroCelect sales with the mid- to long-term commercial potential from its expanded adipose stem cell pipeline.


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