HAIFA, Israel, April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (TASE:PLTR), a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapies, announced today it is expanding its presence in the orthopedic and sports medicine markets with plans to initiate a Phase I clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the local administration of PLX cells to patients suffering from injuries to tendons. This study planned will be a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of local intra-tendon injections of PLX-PAD cells to patients suffering from rotator cuff tear requiring arthroscopic repair. The hypothesis is that PLX-PAD cells will improve the post-operative structural and functional status of the rotator cuff. This placebo controlled study will be conducted in approximately 30 patients with a follow-up period of 6 months.
Pluristem Expands PLX Product Portfolio In Orthopedics And Sports Medicine
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