CMV infections

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) belongs to the same family of viruses that causes herpes or cold sores. CMV infections are very common with 30–80% of adults having been infected at some point in their lives.

A healthy immune system keeps the virus under control, but patients who have been given a recent bone marrow transplant and do not have a fully functioning immune system are at risk of serious infection caused by CMV.

To treat CMV infection, Cell Medica has developed Cytovir® CMV,  CMV-specific T cells that can be isolated from a healthy donor and given to the patient to seek out and fight the virus.