Xintela's stem cell product XSTEM repairs cartilage damage in preclinical model


Xintela announces that the company's stem cell product XSTEM® regenerates cartilage in a preclinical animal model. The study, a research collaboration between Xintela and the University of Copenhagen, designed to increase the understanding of XSTEM's mechanisms of action, confirms XSTEM's potential as a treatment for osteoarthritis.

Xintela has previously shown that the company's integrin α10-selected mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have a treatment effect on cartilage and bone in a post-traumatic osteoarthritis model in horses. In the equine study, allogeneic (donated) equine stem cells derived from adipose tissue were isolated and selected in the same manner as Xintela's human stem cell product XSTEM. 

In order to further investigate XSTEM's mechanisms of action, Xintela has for some time collaborated with Prof. Casper Lindegaard and his research group at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Science at the University of Copenhagen. Recent results from the collaboration show that XSTEM, after injection into a damaged joint in an animal model, homes to the cartilage damage and contributes to repairing the cartilage damage by differentiating into cartilage cells and producing new cartilage tissue. Some of these results were presented at this month’s OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) conference and the results in their entirety are now being prepared for publication.

– These very important results further confirm that our stem cell product XSTEM has the capability to repair damaged cartilage and is a unique product in the field. Previous studies with other stem cell preparations have questioned the ability of stem cells to differentiate into cartilage cells, for example, and have postulated that stem cells' effects may be merely anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory. Our results clearly demonstrate  that XSTEM directly participates in the regeneration of new cartilage  and that XSTEM therefore has exciting potential to be a so-called DMOAD (Disease Modifying Osteoarthritis Drug) , i.e., a treatment that can prevent further degeneration of the cartilage and even regenerate cartilage tissue. There is currently no DMOAD on the market, says Xintela’s CEO Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund. 

Xintela AB (publ)
Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund, CEO
Tel: +46 46 275 65 00
Medicon Village
223 81 Lund, Sweden 

About Xintela
Xintela develops innovative and patent protected cell therapies and targeted cancer therapies based on the marker technology platform XINMARK. The platform is built on specific cell surface proteins (integrins) and more than 25 years of research and development. Xintela uses the marker technology to select and quality assure stem cells (XSTEM) to develop stem cell therapies for diseases that today lack efficient treatment options, including the joint disease osteoarthritis (OA). Xintela has built an in-house GMP-facility for manufacturing of stem cell products and is preparing a First in Human clinical study on patients with knee OA. In the oncology program, Xintela develops antibody-based therapies for treatment of aggressive tumors including glioblastoma and triple-negative breast cancer. Xintela is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Stockholm since 22 March 2016. Xintela's Certified Adviser at Nasdaq First North Growth Market is Erik Penser Bank AB, +46 8-463 80 00,


Below you will find the collected information on Xintela’s press releases, newsletters, diary events, films, media coverage and analyses.

June 13, 2022
Bio International Convention, San Diego, June 13-16
Bio International Convention, San Diego, June 13-16
June 13, 2022
Småbolagsdagarna, Stockholm, June 13-15
Småbolagsdagarna, Stockholm, June 13-15
June 14, 2022

CEO Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund presents the company at Aktiespararnas Småbolagsdagarna 2022 (in Swedish).

June 14, 2022

Targinta's CEO Per Norlén presents the company at Aktiespararnas Småbolagsdagarna 2022 (in Swedish).

June 9, 2022

CEO Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund presents the company at BioStock Life Science Spring Summit 2022.

February 27, 2020

BioStock interview with Xintela's CMO and board member Sven Kili.

August 30, 2018

BioStock was given the opportunity to interview Sven Kili in connection with his visit to Sweden for board and strategy work in Xintela.

February 9, 2017

Dr. Marcus Keep comments on Xintelas glioblastoma project.

January 31, 2017

Xintelas Chairman of the board and strategic advisor Greg Batcheller, tells us more about Xintelas potential and prospects.

January 30, 2017

Dr. Lisa Fortier at Cornell University, New York is interviewed by BioStock about Xintelas positive results in horse study.

December 28, 2016

In the following video interview, Karin explains her role at Xintela and what she considers to be Xintela’s primary strengths.

December 13, 2016

See the interview with Claes Post, member of the board in Xintela. The interview is in swedish with english subtitles.

March 24, 2016

See the interview with Sven Kili, member of the board in Xintela. The interview is in English (introduction is in Swedish).

March 22, 2016

See an interview with Xintela's CEO Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund, after the listing ceremony at Nasdaq First North.

March 15, 2016

Investor presentation from Lund - Jan 27

January 14, 2016

Interview with Xintelas CEO

June 1, 2022
BioStock Studio: Xintela's CEO comments on the upcoming share issue
April 12, 2022
BioStock: Xintela's CEO on the potential in difficult-to-heal wounds
March 4, 2022
BioStock: Xintela presents plans for 2022 in its Q4 report
January 27, 2022
BioStock Studio: Targinta provides business update prior to spin-off
January 19, 2022
BioStock: Xintela advances to clinical phase in osteoarthritis and difficult-to-heal wounds 2022
October 12, 2021
BioStock: Professor Folke Sjöberg about XSTEM for treatment of venous leg ulcers.
November 9, 2020
BioStock: Xintela’s CEO comments on the positive patent notice
June 22, 2017
Xintela covered in GEN regarding its participation in multi-million, government funded initiative to form a...
March 2, 2017
Xintela covered in regarding that its stem cells are safe for use in horses
March 23, 2016
(Article in Swedish) Xintela tar behandling av ledskador och cancer till First North.
March 23, 2016
(Article in Swedish) Grundare av Xintela ser notering som viktig milstolpe
March 23, 2016
(Article in Swedish) Xintela covered in Life Science Sweden
February 24, 2016
(Article in Swedish) Rapidus: Xintela på väg till First North
December 10, 2021
Edison Group has published a research update on Xintela.
July 14, 2021
Xintela, backed by its integrin biomarker technology platform XINMARK, is a potential disrupter
November 9, 2020
A status report of the Xintela has been published by Biostock
April 12, 2018
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