Jason Napodano, CFA
Research analyst, medium-term horizon, biotech, small-cap

Omni Bio's New Mechanism For GvHD

(Editors' Note: This article covers a micro-cap stock. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.)

On July 10, 2013, Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OTCPK:OMBP) announced it will be collaborating with the University of Michigan Cancer Center (UMCC) and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to study plasma-derived alpha-1 antitrypsin (p-AAT) for the treatment of complications following bone marrow transplantation, or as it's more commonly referred to, Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD). The Phase II multicenter pilot study (ClinicalTrials.gov # NCT01700036) will be funded almost entirely by UMCC and LLS. Omni Bio will supply logistical support and drug will be supplied by CSL Behring.

The principal investigator of the study is Dr. Ravan R....

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