Using Cell Therapies to Restore Power in Mitochondrial Diseases

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Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell and play a central role in a number of rare diseases. Mitochondria have their own DNA and Minovia Therapeutics is seeking to develop cell therapies designed to repair damaged mitochondrial DNA using autologous stem cells that have been enriched with blood-derived mitochondria. We spoke to Natalie Yivgi Ohana, co-founder and CEO of Minovia, about the company’s mitochondria augmentation therapy, how it works, and why it may point the way for treating more common conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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