Saturday, January 15, 2011


Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), who late last year were granted FDA approval to conduct clinical trials for embryonic stem cell treatments for Stargardt's patients, has now also been given approval to use embryonic stem cells to treat patients with Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).. It seems to be a very similar trial, using the same cells to produce new RPE cells for the macular, and it is also in the first phase of safety trials. This trial could also be important for us Stargardt's patients as the conditions are similar. Check out the ACT website:

ACT - Approval for Trials of ESC's for AMD

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