British firm looks into stem cell repair of muscles and bones

02/7/2005 | Guardian (London), The

A British manufacturer of medical devices has begun a research program using stem cells to help repair muscles and bones. For the past five years, Smith & Nephew has had about 50 scientists looking into how to use patients' own bone marrow cells to repair damaged skin, bone, cartilage and ligaments. The firm is best known for making knee and hip replacement joints but also has cell-based therapies on the market to treat burns and ulcers.

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