First of its kind regenerative cell research at Sanford Health set for next phase
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A clinical trial using regenerative cells derived from adipose tissue has had successful early results.
The cells were taken from participant’s own abdominal fat and used to treat rotator cuff injuries. This form of treatment is known as cell therapy.
Researchers of cell therapy have discovered that using the body’s own cells, with stem cells being particularly effective, can help repair and regenerate damaged or killed cells in other parts of the body.
The rotator cuff study was one of the first of its kind in the United States.
According to the study’s sponsor, InGeneron Inc., the early trial results indicate that this method is safe and well-tolerated.
Based on its initial success, a new phase of the trial will open in 2019. It will enroll 246 participants nationwide, with 30 from Sanford Health locations in Sioux Falls and Fargo, North Dakota.