The London Project To Cure Blindness – An Update

March 10, 2010

Last April, as part of a roundup of emerging technologies for treating AMD, I wrote about the London Project to Cure Blindness. (see: AMD Update 5). The group are planning on using embryonic stem cells placed on a membrane and inserted into the back of the retina to regenerate a patient’s retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells to restore function. This treatment is intended to be used in both dry and wet AMD.

Recently I made contact with the team and asked for an update on their progress.

They sent back information about the current status of the program, telling me that they are about to move into safety studies, required by their health authorities prior to commencing human clinical trials, which they hope to begin in the first quarter of 2011.

For the complete report, please see AMD Update 7 on my online Journal.




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