News ID: 126842
Published: 0326 GMT September 13, 2015

Royan Institute to treat kidney failure by stem cells

Royan Institute to treat kidney failure by stem cells

The Iranian Royan Institute is carrying out clinical trials in the field of kidney treatment by stem cells.

Abdolhossein Shahroudi, the head of Royan Institute, said it will start treating kidney failures with the help of benefactors,” Mehr News Agency reported.

He said researchers at Royan Institute have been working on this field for the past two years. "The research carried out on treating patients with kidney failures by stem cells and the experiments on animals have led to positive results.”

Referring to the clinical treatment of kidney failures, Shahroudi said, "For the past six months, we have carried out tests on two kidney patients suffering from polycystic which we hope will produce positive outcomes.”

According to this research, using stem cells for the treatment of kidney patients will reduce the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

Shahroudi hoped that the results will be ready by the end of the Iranian year (March 21, 2016) to help the patients in need.

Royan Institute is a public non-governmental and non-profitable organization established in 1991 as a research institute for reproductive biomedicine and infertility treatments. This institute acts as pioneer of stem cell research and also one of the best clinics for infertility treatment in Iran.


Resource: Mehr News Agency
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