BoostB4: Research study exploring views and attitudes to stem cell therapy for Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Posted on Feb 12, 2018
A research study called Boost Brittle Bones Before Birth (BOOSTB4) investigated the possibility of using stem cell therapy as a treatment for severe OI. The study was undertaken by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health.
The treatment involves transplanting stem cells into the baby affected with OI during pregnancy or soon after birth. The stem cells will make healthy collagen that will support damaged bones and help with the development of new normal bone. The BOOSTB4 clinical trial aims to test whether the treatment is safe and effective.
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