Navigation Links
New technique to deliver stem cell therapy may help damaged eyes regain their sight
Date:12/5/2012

on of stem cells can be retained in the eye.

"Laboratory tests have shown that the membranes will support cell growth, so the next stage is to trial this in patients in India, working with our colleagues in the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad," says Professor Sheila MacNeil. "One advantage of our design is that we have made the disc from materials already in use as biodegradable sutures in the eye so we know they won't cause a problem in the body. This means that, subject to the necessary safety studies and approval from Indian Regulatory Authorities, we should be able to move to early stage clinical trials fairly quickly."

Treating corneal blindness is a particularly pressing problem in the developing world, where there are high instances of chemical or accidental damage to the eye but complex treatments such as transplants or amniotic membrane grafts are not available to a large part of the population.

The technique has relevance in more developed countries such as the UK and US as well, according to Dr Frederick Claeyssens. "The current treatments for corneal blindness use donor tissue to deliver the cultured cells which means that you need a tissue bank. But not everyone has access to banked tissues and it is impossible to completely eliminate all risks of disease transmission with living human tissue," he says. "By using a synthetic material, it will eliminate some of the risk to patients and be readily available for all surgeons. We also believe that the overall treatment using these discs will not only be better than current treatments, it will be cheaper as well."


'/>"/>
Contact: Abigail Chard
abigail@campuspr.co.uk
44-079-604-48532
University of Sheffield
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New synthetic biology technique boosts microbial production of diesel fuel
2. New genetic bar code technique establishes ability to derive DNA information from RNA
3. Early detection techniques offer hope for improved outcomes in lung cancer patients
4. Scientists develop new technique that could improve heart attack prediction
5. New rearing system may aid sterile insect technique against mosquitoes
6. Its a trap! New laboratory technique captures microRNA targets
7. New screening technique yields elusive compounds to block immune-regulating enzyme
8. New stem cell technique promises abundance of key heart cells
9. Evaluation of microscopy techniques may help scientists to better understand ancient plants
10. New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials
11. Transgenic technique to eliminate a specific neural circuit of the brain in primates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New technique to deliver stem cell therapy may help damaged eyes regain their sight
(Date:8/5/2015)... , Aug. 5, 2015 The biosensors ... growth in applications, penetration into newer sectors, and development ... The global biosensors space has seen the entry of ... market so far. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150805/255570 ... Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Biosensors Market ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... N.Y., Aug. 4, 2015  AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI ) today ... 30, 2015. Highlights: , Second quarter contract ... from 2014 , Adjusted contract margins of ... of $0.22, including a $0.05 decrease in EPS from royalties in ... $16 million "We are very pleased to present ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31. juli 2015 Den 10. internationale konference ... BGI fra den 22. - 25. oktober i ... sin 10-års fødselsdag i år. Siden starten i 2006 ... møder på ,omik,-feltet, og er en af de mest ... ICG-10 fokuserer på nylige gennembrud og fremskridt inden for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 2Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 3Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 3AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 5AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 7AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 8AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 9AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 10AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 11AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 12AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 13AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 14AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 15AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 16AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 17AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 18AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 19AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 20AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 21AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 22AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 23AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 24Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2
... A team of international molecular scientists, led by a ... which cells communicate change for example their location during ... adjacent cells. The discovery sheds new light on cell ... to combat diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer,s ...
... the behaviour of invasive ants in northern Australia, finding ... networks, CSIRO has recognised the outstanding work of some ... in Melbourne. The CSIRO Medals are awarded each year ... contributions to the organisation. Awarded since 1985, the CSIRO ...
... of altruism has long puzzled researchers and has mainly ... now because I expect there to be some long-term ... at the Primate Research Institute (PRI) and the Wildlife ... altruistically help conspecifics, even in the absence of direct ...
Cached Biology News:Milestone discovery in cell behaviors 2CSIRO medal winners 2CSIRO medal winners 3Chimpanzees help each other on request but not voluntarily 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... DUBLIN , Sep. 02, 2015 ... ) has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s ... and Companies" to their offering. ... variations, development of sequencing technologies, and their applications. ... well as companies developing them. Various applications of ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqsxmg/gene_therapy ) ... "Gene Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies" ... therapy are difficult to estimate as there is only ... in China since 2004. Gene ... estimates are based on epidemiology of diseases to be ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015  Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today ... multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial of NT-503 Encapsulated ... recurrent subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age related ... vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor protein continuously ... "This landmark proof-of-concept study will evaluate NT-503 ECT ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , September 2, 2015 ... BOLT) ("BioLight" or the "Company"), a firm that ... ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, announced today that presentations ... glaucoma will be delivered at the Ophthalmology Futures ... European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons ("ESCRS"), ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global DNA Sequencing Technologies Report 2015: Profiles of 130 Companies Involved in Sequencing and their 140 Collaborations 2Global Gene Therapy Market Study 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies Analysis 2Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 2Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 3Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 4Presentations to Highlight BioLight's IOPtiMate[TM] System at Upcoming European Ophthalmology Conferences 2Presentations to Highlight BioLight's IOPtiMate[TM] System at Upcoming European Ophthalmology Conferences 3
... Project is Aimed at Developing New Screening Methods and Holds Significant, Potential ... ... Killer, - Biomarker Project holds significant potential for ... detect the disease before ...
... in 24 European ... Countries, - Competitors Precluded from Immediate Commercialization of ... ... &,Bioressources Inc. ("Neptune") (NASDAQ.NEPT - TSX.V.NTB) announces that the,European Patent Office (EPO) granted on ...
... to Aida Pharmaceuticals, ... Inc.,s Product ... (OTC Bulletin Board: AIDA) today announced that it,has signed two ... the leading microbiology research institutes in the People,s,Republic of China, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Lustgarten Foundation Announces $1.25 Million Commitment to Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Development Project 2Lustgarten Foundation Announces $1.25 Million Commitment to Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Development Project 3Neptune Technologies patent granted for novel phospholipids in multiple diseases and pharmaceutical applications 2Neptune Technologies patent granted for novel phospholipids in multiple diseases and pharmaceutical applications 3Aida Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Acquires High-Level Research Institute in the People's Republic of China 2Aida Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Acquires High-Level Research Institute in the People's Republic of China 3
...
... antibody recognizes 30% of IgM-rheumatoid ... It does not cross-react with IgM, ... factor nor with pooled F(Ab)2 fragments. ... ELISA to detect rheumatoid factor. Product ...
... ,human IgG subclass 1 100% ,human IgG subclass ... 100% ,human IgG subclass 4 ... 100% ,human IgG Fc ... 0.04% ,human IgG Fab ...
...
Biology Products: