Wednesday, September 24, 2008
United Nations and Platelet Rich Plasma
This week Dr. Allan Mishra presented his platelet rich plasma research at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The lecture was part of a worldwide conference on stem cells and regenerative medicine. Researchers, clinicians and government ministers from the United States, Dubai, Japan, Sinapore, Australia, Italy, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, England, Turkey, Brazil and even Kazakhstan were in attendance.
The BioBridge meeting included the researchers from Kyoto Japan who are pioneering the use of induced pluripotential stem cells (an alternative to embryonic stem cells) and several physicians using platelet rich plasma (PRP) for dermatologic, traumatic and degenerative conditions. Data from the meeting suggests PRP is ahead of stem cells as a therapeutic biologic agent in terms of applications and safety.
The meeting was a collaborative and inspiring international event. The relationships established and the sharing of data will hopefully lead to future multi-disciplinary discoveries.