University of Wisconsin-Madison Breakthrough Stem Cell Therapy May Soon Head to Trials

Apr 27, 2019 | Cell Therapy, Orthopedics, Stem Cell

Tiffany Nickel reports for UW-Madison, one of the top funded academic research centers in the United States. She details an interdisciplinary research team has developed an exciting new cell therapy suggesting potential to improve tissue healing post orthopedic injury. With preclinical research recently published in the journal Stem Cells, the new cell therapy accelerated the recovery of ruptured Achilles tendons in a rodent model reports Ms. Nickel. They believe the preclinical, investigational therapy could aid other healing tissues, thereby compressing time till these structures regain strength.

The UW-Madison research team is submitting IND package for a first human clinical trial to address devastating injuries in musculoskeletal injuries. Follow the link to Ms. Nickel’s source material as well as the study findings.

Lead Research/Investigator

Ray Vanderby, professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation