Equine stem cell technique to be trialled in human medicine
15 April 2009
A pioneering equine stem cell technique, which is used to successfully return injured horses to top levels of performance, is to be trialled in human medicine. The trials will be conducted by MedCell Bioscience Ltd under the guidance of Dr David Glover, former medical director of Cambridge Antibody Technologies, Professor Nicola Maffulli, one of the most pre-eminent sports medicine and orthopaedic consultants in the UK and Roger Smith, Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at The Royal Veterinary College.
The repair technique was pioneered by surgeons at the Royal Veterinary College, who helped set up MedCell as a spin-out company.
Full story at MedCell Bioscience
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