Cleveland Clinic Interview

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Dr. Amy Lightner is a doctor with the Cleveland Clinic. She has researched stem cell therapy for Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel conditions. In fact, she confirms that the results from clinical trials indicate that the therapy is safe and effective. What is more, the recent study of 300 patients showed that 83% of patients improved within 6 months.

Indeed, the healing lasted 1 to 2 years after simply one injection of stem cells.

Furthermore, this specific stem cell technique for this medical condition is very expensive for the moment. We have seen more affordable stem cell therapies for other medical conditions and the research is still developing in this area.

Besides, the shelf life of the cells is also another challenge. The delivery of fresh stem cells from source to the individual patient or the medical practitioner must happen within 48 hours for the desired effect.

“There are a lot of things we’re working on in the lab, certainly a lot of room for improvement, but we’re already seeing that it’s safe and that’s it’s really effective for our patients,” she said.

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