Navigation Links
Beike Biotechnology Study Suggests Adult Stem Cells Show Promise,for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Adult stem cells cultivated from patients' own blood can potentially improve the quality of life for patients whose lower extremities are affected by peripheral vascular disease, according to a study in China.

SHENZHEN, China, July 02, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Beike Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (http://www.beikebiotech.com) today announced that a team led by Dr. Yang Xiaofeng at its collaborating hospital in Shenyang completed a study to assess clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of transplantation of peripheral blood stem cells for patients with peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities.

Beike is best known for its research and treatments for ataxia, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and MS which are often covered by China Stem Cell News (http://www.stemcellschina.com), a leading stem cell news site. However, Beike also has broad experience in research and treating vascular diseases with adult stem cells mostly through its collaboration with Shenyang 463 hospital.

A total of 152 patients with peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities were enrolled into this non-controlled study from November 2003 to March 2006. The results were published in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology which publishes original peer-reviewed clinical and experimental reports on all aspects of cardiovascular disease in the elderly.

A second study was completed during the same period comparing the relative improvement of lower limb ischemia (lack of blood supply) between transplantation of autologous peripheral blood stem cells and transplantation of bone marrow stem cells. The study is awaiting publication in a peer- reviewed journal.

At 12 weeks, primary symptoms, including lower limb pain and coldness, were significantly improved in 137 (90.1%) of the patients; limb ul cers improved or healed in 46 (86.8%) of the 53 patients, while 25 of the 48 (47.9%) patients with limb gangrene remained steady or improved. Angiography (an X-ray) before treatment, and at 12 weeks after treatment, was performed in 10 of the patients and showed formation of new collateral vessels.

The patients had no severe adverse effects or complications related to cell transplantation.

"These preliminary results, while encouraging, must be further researched in future controlled studies and reinforced by separate studies by other laboratories," said Yang Xiao Feng, Director of the Stem Cell Program for Vascular Diseases at Shenyang 463 Hospital.

The study followed previous studies done in the laboratory and pre- clinical work done in rabbits.

"There is evidence demonstrating significant improvement in the quality of life of patients receiving the treatment, including formation of new collateral vessels," said Sean Hu, Chairman of Beike Biotechnology group. "We are now working to collaborate with institutions in the U.S. to further substantiate this and other studies including those we are doing for neurological diseases using umbilical cord stem cells."

In 2006, Beike Biotechnology completed two studies involving eight patients with ALS. Two papers were published in the Journal of Zhenghou University of Medical Science. The first observed the effect of transplantation of umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-MSCs) on glutamate (Glu) levels in plasma and CSF of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and the second observed the effect of umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cell transplantation on nervous system function of ALS patients.

About Shenzhen Biotech Co., Ltd.

Beike is a leading biotechnology company founded with capital from Beijing University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Shenzhen City Hall. It is also supported with funds from the China State National Fund. The research and clinical work is a collaboration of Beijing University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China's No. 3 Army Medical University, Zhongshan Medical University, Guiyang Medical College, Shenyang 463 Hospital and Zhengzhou University. Since 2001, Beike has treated over 1,800 patients with adult and umbilical cord stem cells for neurological and vascular diseases.

The abstract of this study on treatment of peripheral vascular disease can be found at: http://www.jgeriatriccard.com/id10abstract-september06.html.

    Contact:

    Dr. Sean Hu - Chairman

    Beike Biotech Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Hi-Tech Industrial Park

    +8613573828887

    

    http://www.beikebiotech.com

info@beikebiotech.com

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.

CONTACT: Dr. Sean Hu - Chairman of Beike Biotech Co., Ltd.,+8613573828887, info@beikebiotech.com

Web site: http://www.beikebiotech.com/http://www.stemcellschina.com//

Terms and conditions of use apply
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire Association LLC. All rights reserved.
A United Business Media Company


'"/>




Related medicine technology :

1. Generex Biotechnology to Make Presentations At 46th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology
2. Cougar Biotechnology Announces Presentation of Positive CB7630 Clinical Data at ESMO Conference
3. Cytos Biotechnology Reports Results from Phase IIa Study with CYT003-QbG10 in Patients Suffering from Atopic Dermatitis
4. Prana Biotechnology Presents New Key Findings on PBT2
5. Cougar Biotechnology Announces Presentation of Positive CB7630 Clinical Data at ASCO Annual Meeting
6. Generex Biotechnology Vaccine Strategy Presented at International Conference in London
7. Cougar Biotechnology Announces Presentation of Positive CB7630 Clinical Data at AUA Annual Meeting
8. Cougar Biotechnology Presents Positive CB7630 Clinical Data at AACR Annual Meeting Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session
9. Data Available From Erbitux Phase III Study in First-Line Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer
10. Clinical Study Shows Regenecare Relieves Pain and Itching of Skin Rashes Caused by Widely Used Cancer Drugs
11. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Management to Discuss Todays Announcement of Interim Pixantrone Study Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqx6nz/global_skin ... "Global Skin Protective Equipment Market 2016-2020" report ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqx6nz/global_skin ) has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. --> ... announced the addition of the "Global Skin ...
(Date:2/8/2016)...   Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the ... the newly created role of Vice President, Head of ... two decades of leadership experience at leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, ... medical center. Most recently Dr. Yee served as VP, ... Head Medical Officer at AstraZeneca, where he led medical ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016  The University of Michigan Health System in ... as part of the development of four new operating ... in the U.S. to start using new top-of-the-line neurosurgical ... chair of neurosurgery. --> Karin Muraszko ... The BrightMatter technology from Synaptive Medical – a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... ... Coast Dental has a new way to help parents keep their children's ... Yvonne Dorrian, DMD, is hosting a free seminar on Friday, February 19 from 2 ... 1207 North Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Dr. Dorrian will have healthy snacks, activities, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... are too much to handle, you are not alone. According to the Center for ... include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... helped raise $792,000 to help combat pancreatic cancer. , Gary D. Radine, who recently ... who also was the American Cancer Society’s 2015 CEO of the Year , ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s longest ... and 700 companies. Attendees also get to see the most incredible gardens and ... Home Show , at the Colorado Convention Center - 700 14th St. Denver CO, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Guruji Mahendra Kumar ... 10th and 11th, 2016 in honor of his birthday on February 10th. During ... Mahendra Trivedi is known by over 250,000 people from over 40 different countries ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):