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Part 1: A Brief History of Regenerative Medicine
There are at least six octopus trinkets on the desk separating me from Duncan Ross, PhD, CEO of Kimera Labs, a company that produces exosomes, stem cell derivatives that contain molecular information believed to help cells heal.
Part 2: The FDA Cracks Down On Stem Cell Therapy
When Matthew Feshbach, then an investor, first heard about a California company developing treatments for a variety of diseases using stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat cells (autologous adipose-derived cells), he thought, That’s the biggest idea I’ve ever heard.
You can find regenerative medicine in many settings, ranging from academic medical centers, to facilities dedicated to providing only stem cell treatments to an individual doctor or even chiropractor’s office. With such variability, it’s important to ask questions to make sure the treatment you’re considering will be as safe as possible.
“Time’s up,” said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A three-and-a-half-year grace period during which companies manufacturing and providing regenerative medicine procedures were instructed to get their operations in line with new, clarified rules announced in 2017, ended May 31.
Will Stem Cell Tests Predict Your Drug’s Side Effects?
Every drug has side effects, and the question is usually how to assess the risk of the side effects vs.…
Growing heart muscle cells from human stem cells can help determine whether cancer patients taking the chemotherapy agent doxorubicin are…
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