Science and Medicine

Medicine On The Cutting Edge

Charles Glassman MD

Medicine On The Cutting Edge – Cutting Edge Stem Cell Products from an Innovative Company

Are there stem cell products available now to treat patients? Absolutely! C. Randal Mills, Ph.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Osiris Therapeutics. Osiris has several cutting edge products currently used for clinical applications. Their Ovation product is being used primarily in the orthopedic area for enhanced healing of bone injuries; however, some doctors are now successfully using it for joint arthritis and cartilage injury. A topical version of this product, called Grafix, is being utilized to treat difficult to heal wounds and burns. Another stem cell product, called Prochymal, has literally saved hundreds of children suffering Graft vs. Host disease as a result of bone marrow transplant.