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September 27, 2011 — A team of physicians, engineers and materials scientists at Children's Hospital Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created cardiac patches, with...

September 14, 2011 — The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $12.8 million program project grant to Roberto Bolli, M.D., for...

September 6, 2011 — Mesoblast Ltd. announced it received clearance from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to begin a 225-patient multi-center Phase 2 European clinical trial for Revascor, its...

August 25, 2011 – ­ The Munich biotech company apceth started its first Phase I/II clinical study on somatic cell therapy for advanced peripheral arterial occlusive disease (pAOD...

 August 19, 2011 — NeoStem Inc., an international biopharmaceutical company, reported progress toward commencement of a Phase II clinical trial for AMR-001 for the treatment of acute...

May 11, 2011 – Terumo entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Harvest Technologies Corp, which is working to commercialize the world's first point-of-care stem cell therapy.

April 22, 2011 – The first patient has been treated in a European multicenter CIRCUS trial. The study is looking at NeuroVive Pharmaceutical’s CicloMulsion cremophor-free IV cyclosporine...

April 4, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 210-patient investigation devices exemption (IDE) clinical trial to test the efficacy of a bone marrow stem cell...

March 22, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 210-patient investigation devices exemption (IDE) clinical trial to test the efficacy of a bone marrow stem cell...

March 21, 2011 - Researchers have shown for the first time that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts reduced heart size, reduced scar tissue and improved function to injured heart areas,...

February 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Phase I clinical trial to test a new technology for treating critical limb ischemia (CLI). The Investigational Device...

December 29, 2010 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific...

November 24, 2010 – Researchers at Northwestern are utilizing a patient’s own stem cells to regenerate heart and vascular tissue, offering a potential new treatment for cardiovascular disease....

September 24, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted conditional approval to start a trial testing a new treatment to reduce the incidence of new onset postoperative atrial...

September 2, 2010 - The STAR-heart study, which was presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2010 Congress in August 2010, reported that the intracoronary injection of autologous stem cells...

Heart failure is a progressively debilitating disease that dramatically decreases the life expectancy and quality of life of affected patients. Nearly 5.8 million Americans are diagnosed with...

July 16, 2010 – A new extracellular matrix (ECM) biomaterial device recently received a CE mark, meaning it can now be marketed in European Union countries. The CorMatrix ECM for Cardiac Tissue...

July 14, 2010 – A Belgian biotechnology company recently announced positive safety data and preliminary efficacy results from a clinical trial of its new stem cell therapy for heart failure.

January 4, 2010 – The FDA's permission is sought to allow a safety and feasibility trial for the PHOENIX System, which allows tissue stimulation and injections of biologic or pharmacologic agents...

December 16, 2009 – Patient enrollment was recently completed for a study evaluating the ability of cardiopoietic cells to restore cardiac function in heart failure patients.