Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Stem cells from fat are being investigated as a possible treatments for COPD. Click on the link provided to find out more about the trial. It remains too early to know if the approach will be suitable. We need evidence collected in clinical trials to determine if a proposed stem cell treatment is both safe and effective.

tagged as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Safety and Efficacy of Adipose Derived Stem Cells for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Location: Mexico
    Overview: The study is being conducted by the Ageless Regenerative Institute in Tijuana aims to investigate the effect of the patient’s own stem cells in the treatment of moderate or severe Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease. The stem cells to be used in the trial will be obtained from the patient’s fat using liposuction and given back to the patient intravenously (ie through an IV). Patients will be assessed six months after treatment for complications and improvements in lung function. It is expected that they will enrol 30 patients between May 2011 and June 2013.
    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Safety and Efficacy Study
    Status: Open - Recruiting
    Stem Cell: Adult Fatty Tissue Stem Cells