Feb 12, 2014 website...healio ocular surgery news....
MIAMI — A study under way to evaluate safety and tolerability of subretinal transplantation of human embryonic stem cells in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration so far has yielded no “untoward pathologic reactions,” a speaker said here.
“Human embryonic stem cells are a robust renewable source of terminally differentiated, young, healthy [retinal pigment epithelium] cells,” Ninel Z. Gregori, MD, told colleagues at the Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration 2014 meeting. “This is the first clinical trial transplanting hESC-derived RPE cells into human patients.”
The RPE is a good choice for transplantation because RPE loss is a common feature of many retinal degenerations causing blindness; RPE loss leads to photoreceptor loss, and the RPE is non-synaptic and surgically accessible, Gregori said.
In the phase 1/2 study to date, subretinal transplantation of hESC-derived RPE cell suspension in patients with advanced dry AMD and Stargardt’s disease has led to no abnormal proliferation, teratoma formation, retinal detachment or graft rejection, she said.
Twelve patients with advanced dry AMD demonstrated by greater than 250 µm of center-involving geographic atrophy and best corrected visual acuity of 20/400 or worse in the transplant eye were separated in groups of three to receive 50,000, 100,000, 150,000 or 200,000 human embryonic stem cell-derived RPE cells. Patients will be followed for 1 year and beyond.
“Subjective improvements in visual acuity, color and contrast have been reported by patients,” Gregori said. “But the caveat is that it is complicated to reliably measure visual outcomes in very low vision patients.”
I agree...I knew he was an idiot who has no clue when he started it with "•A recent paper published in the scientific journal Nature"
I guess the 90's where just a few years ago in his mind....take off the glasses and put down the joint buddy..lol
If it breaks .08 then there is a really good chance...we still have a few hours left today :)
Even if it broke .08 that would really be something....read Matt's question over on ICELL....we are in good hands...and the board is moving in the right direction.
cause 38 millions shares just got taken away from them in one session....LOL
Stemdynasty just posted that same thing...and he explains it better....
"The EPO SPECIFICALLY CITES ACTC's papers on derivation of stem cell lines that COULD BE USED FOR COMMERCIALIZATION, and that could be patented. That's pretty dam reassuring considering the EU controversy when they use ACTC as a template. "
DID I SAY WOW!!!!!
What I didn't expect was the patent information....you guys need to listen to that information in regards to last weeks ruling in Europe in regards to cell line patent and now a confirmatory decision and reaffirm will they will allow patent invention where the invention was made through non destructive technique and they site ACTC paper. There is more....got to listen to that audio recording again :)
slow and steady....
When you take into the share count and future expenses...yes I like this quote from stemdynasty...and you my friend are a dreamer who does not live in the real world.
Quote from stemdynasty...I like it.
"CEO announcement could worth a few pennies.
Completion of injections could worth a few pennies.
MMD announcement could worth a few pennies.
Equity deal ridding us of Lincoln could be worth a few pennies.
A/G settled or dismissed could be worth a few pennies.
NEJM/TLD could worth a few dimes/quarters. "
looks like we are holding ground and moving up...the one that sold should have bought back in on Friday.
Thanks for the info...but I can give you a better deal...you can buy as much as you want right now at .081 instead of .0899....look how much money I just saved you. :)
as options...not free shares....WOW...that is great news. Is this correct???
I know the article is not coming out this week but damn...there are so many things that are on the verge of exploding...
Nice try but the table of content of this weeks articles has already been published over on ICELL. Looks like ACTC is not in there this week...maybe next week.
It did a little bit to process...about 5 minutes ago....CRAZY I AM!!!!