Jules Stein Eye Institute

Advanced Cell Technology receives IRB approval for SMD/AMD studies at UCLA

Friday, April 29, 2011

Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology, a biotechnology company focused on developing regenerative medicine, reports that the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has received institutional review board (IRB) approval to be a site for its phase I/II human clinical trials for Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy (SMD) and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD) using retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).

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