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US Stem Cell Company Treating Quadriplegics Looks to Bring Therapy to Australia

November 1, 2016

(Australia Broadcasting Co) – A stem cell treatment which has successfully restored some movement in quadriplegics’ arms and hands will soon be available in Australia if a US company has its way. The chief medical officer of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Dr Edward Wirth, told delegates attending the NSW Stem Cell Network conference in Sydney his company had seen a recovery in arm and hand function in patients paralysed from the neck down after stem cells were injected into their spinal cords.

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