Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury

"Stem cells derived from a patient's own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic."

What an amazing story! Congratulations to Chris Barr and his family, as well as the Mayo Clinic team on their recent stem cell work in spinal cord injury! Our founder, Dr. Allan Dietz, directs the Mayo IMPACT lab which manufactured the stem cells in this trial.

Mill Creek’s platelet lysate, PLTMax®, was used to manufacture the cells for this trial, as well as other studies at Mayo. Platelet lysate is an important component for the growth of these stem cells.