“I am sitting here at the office, just finishing the first draft of the clinical study report for PSC-CP-001. I am deeply moved and grateful for the incredible efforts you have all made in advising, enrolling patients, completing data forms, monitoring, and all other manner of work to bring this glimmer of an idea from 2018 to a completed first study in 2020. We overcame the FDA, the reluctance of patients to enroll, and the personal and professional perils of COVID-19 pandemic. Many studies and companies were just shuddered. You all kept the faith and pivoted to Zoom and remote exams, along with the help from FDA to allow us to keep moving. In the midst of all this, we also managed to file a new IND for COVID-19, manufacture the cells, get FDA approval, and start the study (2 patients already treated and high hopes). Honestly, Chris and Sue have been the steady Eddy’s for me assuring you all had the right resources and instructions, and each of the site coordinators are Saints. And Carolyn’s manufacturing crew work OT to make sure we extracted the most cells and had a safe product to ship. And Mike has raised capital and kept the company running including doing an amazing license deal that brought us additional capital to keep burning the midnight oil.
The data is awesome. The cells were safe. Not a single Serious Adverse Event. Great data. In the coming week or two I will shepherd the final report through data analysis, editing, investigator review (yes you get to review!) and final QC/QA review. With final signatures it will go to FDA. Shortly behind this submission will be the request to conduct a full blinded placebo-controlled and randomized trial.”
Bob Harman, DVM, MPVM
CEO, Personalized Stem Cells, Inc.
CEO, VetStem Biopharma, Inc.
Personalized Stem Cell Clinical Trial Updates
In 2021, we also plan quickly to apply for IND (FDA abbreviation for Investigational Device Exemption) for cultured adipose cells for knee arthritis. Later in the year, we plan to apply for Clinical Trials to treat multiple orthopedic conditions including knees, hips and shoulders. More specific information will be posted on this Blog as applications are submitted and/or approved. In the meantime, while you are waiting, our Stem Cell, Platelet Rich Plasma and Growth Factor options are available to relieve arthritic symptoms and improve your functional capacity. While I am waiting for my participation in several of the upcoming trials for hips and knees and hopefully spine, either this week or next, I will be undergoing a proprietary Platelet Rich Plasma /Growth Factor intervention at the knee to enable me to ski in February without restrictions.
To learn more about my treatment options, visit my web site at www.Sheinkopmd.com.
To schedule an office visit, call (847) 390-7666. To stay updated on the Clinical Trial developments, don’t miss reading my weekly Blog
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There are two clinical, readily available sources of adult mesenchymal stem cells, to the cellular orthopedist; the musculoskeletal building cells that have the potential to stop the progression of arthritis. These cells may reverse the damage, regenerate cartilage, and eliminate the pain generator, inflammation. MSCs work in conjunction with platelets and proteins called Growth Factors.
In my clinical evidence-based setting, we have explored and continue to investigate the several possible approaches to treating the arthritic joint with either your adult mesenchymal stem cells, your platelets and /or your growth factors either separately or in combination with each other. I have previously authored or co-authored the results of the clinical outcomes of using adipose derived approaches to arthritis and bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells in restoring the arthritic joint to well-being. My most recent scientific publication is based on using concentrated bone marrow both in the joint and in the subchondral bone adjacent to the joint as there is increasing evidence regarding the role of the subchondral bone in the causation of arthritis.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment Clinical Trial Update
This past Thursday night, the several of us involved in the first FDA approved, recently completed, Clinical Stem Cell Trial (Personalizedstemcells.com.), reviewed the preliminary responses in 38 enrolled patients. First and foremost, we recorded no serious adverse events; no complications from the drug injected after liposuction and preparation. Several minor complaints were observed as part of the liposuction process. Of the 38 patients, the vast majority are enjoying a positive response in the treated arthritic joint. The FDA has required our monitoring the patients for a year; however, our next milestone follow-up will be at day 84 from the time of the joint injection.
Based on what we have learned to date about the safety and efficacy of adipose derived stem cells in the treatment of the arthritic knee, our investigators under the auspices of PersonalizedStemCells.com will be applying for a second phase clinical trial at the knee; but additionally, safety and efficacy for the hip and for several joints at the same time. I will announce the start of trial enrollment when approved in this blog and on my website, www.sheinkopmd.com.
These new clinical trials probably will not be open to enrollment until December or perhaps the first quarter of 2021. For those patients who are seeking relief now without jeopardizing participation in the clinical trial, call (847) 390-7666. I offer a full menu of biologic interventions for the arthritic joint including concentrated bone marrow, Proprietary Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Growth Factors and other Orthobiologics and determine which is the best option at the time of the office visit
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