Lab-to-clinic application of stem cell therapy for stroke

Mia C. Borlongan, Sonya Kong, David C. Hess

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Stem cell therapy or "cell therapy" has been demonstrated to be a potent treatment intervention in animal models of acute ischemic stroke, and recently has been introduced as an experimental therapy in early phase clinical trials. Among the many stem cells, the bone marrow adherent cell type known as mesenchymal stem cells have emerged in laboratory studies as a safe and effective therapy for ischemic stroke and other brain diseases. In particular, a unique population of adherent bone marrow-derived cells, called MultiStem cells, display immunomodulatory effects and are a promising allogeneic cell therapy in acute ischemic stroke. Here, we describe the preclinical evidence supporting the use of MultiStem in the acute setting of ischemic stroke and the translation into an early phase clinical trial in ischemic stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number42
JournalChinese Neurosurgical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 3 2016


  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Clinical
  • Multistem
  • Preclinical
  • Translational

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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