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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Feb 22, 2022

Hamid Khoja is the Chief Scientific Officer of FibroBiologics which is developing regenerative medicine using fibroblasts which are one of the most abundant cells in the human body. While stem cell therapy has gotten significant attention, fibroblasts are easier to source and grow.

Hamid elaborates, "Just to give you a sense of some of the capabilities of fibroblasts. They behave very similarly in many aspects to stem cells, which we're very well aware of. What makes fibroblasts significantly interesting for us and for therapeutic purposes is that they can also differentiate into many different cell types."

"So the CybroCell is the product name that we've given our tolerogenic fibroblasts, cells that have been specifically cultured for use in degenerative disc disease. But we've also tested this same product in a clinical trial for multiple sclerosis. So we have done limited trials for safety for both degenerative disc disease and multiple sclerosis, and the results have been very promising."

#FibroBiologics #Fibroblasts #DegenerativeDiscDisease #DDD #MultipleSclerosis #MS #MultipleSclerosisTreatment #StemCellAlternative

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