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Stemedica Signs Scientific Advisory Board Agreement with Leading Pediatric Burn & Wound Care Researcher
Date:4/15/2009

hronic wounds. Her methodology included using a proprietary cell formulation administered through an all natural, gauze-like scaffold construct. During the clinical trials, pediatric burn patients treated with whole cell bioengineered tissue showed significant clinical improvement over traditional grafting techniques. In patients participating in the trial - all of whom had full thickness (second & third degree) burns - the need for a surgical grafting procedure was eliminated. Therefore, participating patients were not subject to the application of staples, glue, or biopsies for autoculture. Burn wounds healed without sharp lines of tissue demarcation and without contracture. Finally, treatment was accomplished in one step, and in large part, done as outpatient treatment. The team's results provide strong evidence that use of Dr. Applegate's proprietary cell technology in tissue repair provides measurable advantages over the use of skin grafts and drug compounds.

"We've learned from experience with pediatric burns that flexibility and movement of a repaired area (like the fingers of a hand) are often very limited after a skin graft." said Dr. Applegate. "This is not the case when we apply our proprietary technology. Patients participating in our trials also reported diminished pain compared to other treatment applications that are available today. These clinical trials provide clear and compelling evidence that the natural healing powers of our cell formulations are often the very best option for dealing with pediatric burns and certain types of chronic wounds."

"We're delighted to have finalized this working relationship with Dr. Applegate. She is an extraordinary researcher," said Roger J. Howe PhD, Executive Chairman for Stemedica. "Her scientific and medical advancements for treating pediatric burns are unparalleled. We're honored to be working with Dr. Applegate and her team in advancing burn
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