Biscra Research Projects

Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial

Why are we doing this?

We need to reduce unnecessary joint replacements because we can give back patient’s quality of life without removing the entire joint. So, we are about to commence a blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial. Our end goal is to utilise this trial to push these treatments into the public and private healthcare. Everyone should have the right to preserve their joints and live without pain.

How much do we need to raise?

This is ongoing research, more funds we can raise, more research we can carry out.

Basic information;

  • $3 million per randomized placebo controlled trial.
  • We will need to conduct multiple clinical trials in collaboration with universities for this treatment to become a part of common medicine.
  • Complete details will be released as soon as the Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) has released their formal approval.
  • We are very close to launching this trial, ETA early 2012

Depression Pilot Study

Depression is often associated with a psychological disorder or a chemical imbalance in the brain that can be debilitating to life. However, new medical literature suggests there may be an inflammatory biological component that is a cause of depression.

Here at Macquarie Stem Cells, over the past 10 years we have focused our treatment and research around osteoarthritis. We have treated patients with many different comorbidities that has shown improvements. One of the most striking cases for us is when we observe patient’s physiological behaviour patterns changing. Significant examples include improvements in patient’s anxiety and depression patterns. Too many of us have been impacted by a relative or friend suffering from depression, depression that often carries the risk of suicide. 

It is important to remember, there are many different factors that lead to depression. It is not a one-way answer. Especially in relation to medical research, our focus is on a specific type of biological depression that involves inflammation of the brain. This is referred to as “inflammatory depression”.

Evidence in new literature suggests inflammation may surround the limbic system of the brain. Our limbic system controls basic emotions, instinct and mood. When the limbic system is inflamed, we have an imbalance of moods, that may lead to anxiety and depression.

Macquarie Stem Cells goal is to identify a biomarker via simple blood test that diagnoses brain inflammation. We aim to find the specific part of the limbic system that is inflamed. Once we have a clear diagnosis, we aim to treat a series of 10 patients with their own cells to resolve the inflammation around the brain and repair the area of damage. Thus, allowing mood regulation to return to normal.

This is ground breaking new research, if we can diagnose and cure inflammatory depression we can reduce the number of suicide cases, not just in Australia, but all around the world.

How much do we need to raise?

This is ongoing research, more funds we can raise, more research we can carry out.

Expected financial requirements are;

  • $200,000 - $400,000 to carry out the pilot study. Further financial planning will be provided soon.

Further Study Details Here.

Patient Response Test

Why are we doing this?

Further information pending

How much do we need to raise?

This is ongoing research, more funds we can raise, more research we can carry out.

Basic requirements are;

  • Further information will be available soon.

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