SAN DIEGO, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN)(http://www.BMSN.us) and Entest BioMedical Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, announced today they have jointly submitted a Project Summary Report to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) for consideration of funding to study the therapeutic potential of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) harvested from liposuction for treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The USAMRMC provides solutions to medical problems of importance to the American warfighter at home and abroad. BMSN is a San Diego-based biotechnology research and development company. Entest BioMedical Inc. is focused on research & development in regenerative medicine.
Currently, there are no effective therapeutic approaches to reverse the injury. Combat-related brain injuries in service members returning from the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan appear to be higher than in previous conflicts. Walter Reed Army Medical Center has stated that nearly 30% of all patients with combat-related injuries have sustained a TBI mostly from roadside bombs and other explosives.
The BMSN-Entest BioMedical Project Summary Report for review and funding, entitled "An Adipose-derived Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury," is authored by Feng Lin, M.D., Ph.D., BMSN's Laboratory/Scientific Director. He has extensive experience with tissue imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal model work, among other expertise areas. Dr. Lin is serving as the Chief Investigator for Entest BioMedical Inc.
"The objective of our proposal is to develop an effective ASC-based therapy for TBI," said David Koos, Chairman and CEO of BMSN. Adipose, or fat, tissue is the most abundant and accessible source of adult stem cells that can be easily h
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