MONT-SAINT-GUIBERT, Belgium, August 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- Article Described a Landmark Process Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells to Rebuild Heart Tissue
Cardio3 BioSciences, a leading Belgian biotechnology company specialising in regenerative therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, today announces that the key scientific work underlying its lead pharmaceutical product C-Cure(R), a revolutionary stem cell treatment for heart failure, has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). The findings were described as "landmark work" in the accompanying editorial in today's publication(1).
The research, carried out at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, and in collaboration with the Cardiovascular Center in Aalst, Belgium led to the development of Cardio3 BioSciences' technological platform designed to reprogram the patient's own stem cells to rebuild the heart.
In this ground-breaking work, researchers were able to identify a process involving a cocktail of growth factors to successfully reprogram mesenchymal (connective tissue) stem cells (MSCs) harvested from the bone marrow of heart failure patients into cardiac precursor cells.
Injected into an animal model of heart disease, these cardiac precursor cells improved heart function by repopulating scar tissue and generating new blood vessels, effectively eliminating the scar and rebuilding the heart with new functional human heart tissue. Treated animals demonstrated improved heart function and were cured from their heart failure.
In their editorial, Eduardo Marban, M.D., Ph.D., and Konstantinos
Malliaras, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, describe the
|SOURCE Cardio3 BioSciences|
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