Faculty of Medicine

SEVRIT research project – 3.2 million for cell-free stem cell treatment

The benefits of receiving transplanted somatic stem cells without side effects is the aim of a new research project for the Faculty of Medicine. Under the direction of PD Dr: Bernd Giebel and Prof. Peter Horn from the Institute for Transfusion Medicine, initial research will be carried out to establish whether the same level of treatment success can be achieved if only the extracellular vesicles (EV) found outside of the cells are transplanted rather than the stem cells themselves. Additional partners include the Clinic for Bone Marrow Transplants, the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, and the Institute of Medical Microbiology within the Faculty of Medicine at the University Hospital Essen, the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS) in Dortmund, Particle Metrix GmbH and PL BioScience GmbH.