Turning Stem Cells into Healing Therapies
Sanford Research is programming adult stem cells to generate new healing therapies.
What We Research
We’re using stem cells to:
- Understand causes of disease
- Develop targeted cell therapies
- Explore cellular mechanisms of tissue regeneration
We’re the first in the nation to launch an FDA-approved clinical trial using adult stem cells from patients’ own fatty tissue as a treatment for partial rotator cuff tears.
About Stem Cells
Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have great adaptability.
When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another cell type with a specialized function, like a muscle or brain cell.
With the ability to create all different types of cells in the body, stem cells are a cornerstone in development, maintaining good health and repairing tissue injury. For decades, stem cells have been used in bone marrow transplants to treat leukemia and sickle cell anemia.
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