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Transplantation of hESC-derived dopaminergic progenitors for treating Parkinsons Disease



Parkinsons Disease (PD) affects 1% of the population over 60 years of age. This presents a large economic and societal burden because of the global increase in the aging population. PD is a neurological disorder characterized by the loss of mesencephalic DA neurons. Therefore, cell therapy can effectively replace the lost cells and re-establish the necessary network connections to relieve disease symptoms. We use small molecules to produce GMP-compliant hESC-derived ventral mesencephalic dopaminergic (vmDA) progenitors. DopaCell production takes place in a GLP setting ...