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Developing a stem cell-based therapy for chronic pain

University of Sydney

Grant:
  • Cell and Gene Therapy Grants
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Associate Professor Greg Neely

In Australia chronic pain is estimated to cost over $30 billion per year to the overall economy, and current therapies do not adequately address pain for most patients.

The primary aim of this proposal is to generate GMP-grade clinic ready transplant material and then test the safety and efficacy of this material in rodents and large mammals. By moving these new technologies to the pain clinic, we can start to provide some relief to the millions of people currently living with untreatable and devastating chronic pain.

We have developed a long-lasting stem cell therapy that can reverse neuropathic pain, and here we will develop this technology for human use.