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Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
Date:3/15/2012

erapies such as stem cells," said Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO and Scientific Director of OHRI, Vice-President of Research at The Ottawa Hospital and Professor of Medicine at uOttawa. "This research is truly pushing the boundaries of medical science forward, and is providing the citizens of Ottawa with access to promising new therapies."

"The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is very pleased to support this clinical trial," said Dr. Jean Rouleau, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. "The work of Dr. McIntyre and her colleagues will not only add to our growing knowledge of the benefits of stem-cell therapies, but will hopefully lead to treatments that can help save the lives of patients where currently, our treatment options are less than optimal."

The Ottawa Methods Centre, the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group provided valuable input into the design of this clinical trial. Other co-investigators on the trial include Drs. Dean Fergusson (OHRI, uOttawa), David Courtman (OHRI, uOttawa), John Marshall (St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto), John Granton (University of Toronto), Brent Winston (University of Calgary), Keith Walley (St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia), Shirley Mei (OHRI, uOttawa) and Manoj Lalu (OHRI, uOttawa).


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Contact: Jennifer Ganton
jganton@ohri.ca
613-798-5555 x73325
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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