Stem Cells in Ophthalmology Update 10: ACT Expands Trials for Embryonic Stem Cells for Stargardt’s to the UK

In a news announcement today, Advanced Cell Technology said it had received approval to expand its stem cell treatment for Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy to Moorfield’s Hospital in the UK.

As reported by the Guardian, “The Massachusetts-based company Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) announced the trial ... will run alongside a similar study that began in July at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Only one patient has been treated so far in the US trial for Stargardt's disease. The results from both studies are expected next year.”

Here is the company’s announcement:

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