Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute have developed a gel that more precisely delivers therapeutic stem cell factors. A significant hurdle to successful stem cell therapies is the failure of stem cell injections to remain localized to the affected area. To address this problem, researchers designed a gel to be delivered to the affected area of the body to retain the therapeutic factors locally in order to maximize the efficacy of the treatments and provide a longer term solution.
In an animal model, researchers utilized the gel delivery technique for acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease treatments. The results demonstrated both improved kidney function, and optimal efficiency for the treatment compared to other delivery methodologies. Researchers plan additional studies to expand the use of this gel for a broad range of treatments to maximize their efficiency and improve patient outcomes.
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