TITLE

ACT Announces Europe's First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Transplant in Patient with Stargardt's Disease

PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Biomedical Market Newsletter;1/28/2012, Vol. 21, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an announcement made by Advanced Cell Technology Inc. (ACT) regarding first human embryonic stem cell transplant in a patient with Stargardt's macular dystrophy (SMD) using retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. According to Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer of ACT, stem cells provide the possibility of treatment of incurable retinal degenerative diseases. The RPE cells support, protect and provide nutrition for the light-sensitive photoreceptors.
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75196692

 

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