Cellular Therapies & Stem Cell Biology

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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