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United States Patent and Trademark Office Publishes Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.'s Patent Application for the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy


9/8/2009 7:59:37 AM

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.stemedica.com/ Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., ("Stemedica"), a world leader in stem cell research and manufacturing, has filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") for a proprietary methodology in the treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy. The patent application was published by the USPTO on August 27th of this year. The application is supported by extensive data and results from patients treated within a Clinical Study conducted outside of the United States beginning in January of 2006.

Stemedica's invention relates to the use of multiple stem cells and a transplantation methodology in the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy. Participating patients had varying degrees of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Optic Neuropathy. Patients received neural progenitor cells by retrobulbar injection and mesenchymal stem cells administered intravenously. Patients were observed at baseline and then after treatment at days 2, 8, 14, 30, 60, 90, and 120. Annual physical and ophthalmic examinations were conducted each year thereafter for a three year period.

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the eye's retina that occurs with long-term diabetes. It is a leading cause of adult blindness in the United States.

About Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. Stemedica Cell Technologies Inc. (www.stemedica.com) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that is committed to the development and manufacturing of best-in-class adult stem cells and stem cell factors for use by approved research institutions and hospitals for pre-clinical and human clinical trials. The company is currently developing regulatory pathways for stroke and wound repair. Stemedica is headquartered in San Diego, California.

SOURCE Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.: Dave McGuigan,
+1-858-658-0910, dmcguigan@stemedica.com

Web site: http://www.stemedica.com/


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