Japan will continue its dominance with iPS cell clinical trials with the launch of a physician-lead trial for Parkinson’s disease. In its July 2018 press announcement, Kyoto University announced that its University Hospital and the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) will launch the world’s first clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease to utilize an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) derived therapeutic product.
Existing iPS Cell Trials
This newest iPS cell trial represents only the third iPS cell trial to be undertaken worldwide. The other existing iPS cell trials are being conducted by the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDC) and Cynata Therapeutics (ASX:CYP), respectively. [Read more…]