As I have mentioned previously, Advanced Cell Technology are undertaking in stem cell research to treat Stargardt's disease. They have now successfully treated the first Stargardt's patient with embryonic stem cells, and have recently been approved by the Data and Safety Monitoring Board to proceed to treat a further two patients with Stargardt's.
This is fantastic news and we are one step closer to hopefully having a treatment. It is also a positive sign that the trial has been cleared to continue as the patient must have responded well to the first treatment, or at least it was not harmful! I am looking forward to more information on the trial as I'm sure all of you are. Check out Advanced Cell Technology's press release below.
ACT Press Release