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    US Heart Patients Being Treated with Adult Stem Cells in Thailand

    US Heart Patients Being Treated with Adult Stem Cells in Thailand
    In Thailand, Chaophya Hospital is now treating no-option heart disease patients from abroad with adult stem cell therapy developed by TheraVitae Ltd. Dr. Amit Patel M.D., Director of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies at The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is also using TheraVitae's technology. Dr. Patel, who was in Bangkok training cardiac surgeons, explained his implantation techniques.

    Bangkok (PRWEB) May 31, 2005 -- TheraVitae Ltd., the developer and provider of VesCell (TM), a proprietary stem cell therapy for coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure that utilizes adult stem cells harvested from the patient's own blood, held a press conference - "Cell Therapy for the Heart" on Wednesday, 25 May 2005 at the J.W. Mariott Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Dr. Valentin Fulga, TheraVitae's CEO, discussed the medical and technical aspects of VesCell (TM) therapy. He went on to express TheraVitae's ongoing commitment to the Thai medical community and pledged the company's full support in Thailand's pursuit to become the premier medical hub in the Asia/Pacific region. "I'd like to express our gratitude to the members of the Thai medical community who have played an instrumental role in our development of adult stem cell therapy to treat heart disease", said Dr. Fulga. Finally, Dr. Fulga detailed TheraVitae's recent collaboration with Bangkok's Chaophya Hospital. Chaophya has emerged as a key player in the development of cellular therapy by providing a treatment venue for no-option heart disease patients seeking help from around the world. Several patients from the United States have been treated at the hospital this year.

    Also on hand was Dr. Amit Patel M.D., Director of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies at The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Patel is currently in Bangkok training cardiac surgeons to perform a surgical procedure he developed in which TheraVitae's VesCell (TM) is administered directly into the heart by way of minimal incisions in the chest. Dr. Patel presented results of a trial using a similar method, which he also presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Thoracic Surgery in Tampa, Florida, in January 2005.


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    Some people here may recognize the name of Valentin Fulga who use to be at Proneuron
    http://www.proneuron.com/News/Cov01_02/Cov01_02_01.html

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