July 20, 2013

Japanese government gives approval for world first clinical trial using iPS cells

"Health, Labor and Welfare Minister ....gave the final go-ahead Friday for what will become the world’s first clinical trial using iPS cells...Kyoto University Prof. Shinya Yamanaka created the first human iPS cells six years ago, the first clinical trial .....plans to make iPS cells from cells taken from sufferers of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration. They aim to turn the iPS cells into pigment epithelial cells and transplant them into the subretinal regions of the patients’ eyes."

Govt approves world's 1st iPS cell clinical trial
July 20th 2013
Daily Yomiuri

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