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Stem Cell-Based Medicinal Product Approved for Eye Damage Repair.

Posted by [email protected] on Mar 27, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Italian scientists from the University of Modena and Holostem Terapie Avanzate have developed the first advanced therapy medicinal product containing stem cells, called Holoclar.  The Holoclar therapy can restore sight following corneal burns and stromal damage by harvesting the patient’s own stem cells from the limbus, culturing the stem cells into a sheet of healthy corneal tissue, and then transplanting the cornea back onto the patient’s eye.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, corneal disease, Stem Cells Translational Medicine, macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration, corneal burns,

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