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  • Regenerative medicine company Orthocell has seen positive results from its clinical trial testing its nerve regeneration product CelGro
  • CelGro works to restore nerve sensors and functions and replace traditional surgeries and sutures
  • Orthocell will be releasing more data from its human clinical trial in Q3
  • Orthocell’s share price is up just over 11 per cent today, sitting at $0.50 per share

Medi-tech company Orthocell’s nerve regenerative medicine has seen significant progress, based on results from a recent clinical trial.

The product, called CelGro, is said to assist in regenerating severed nerves, returning them to their pre-injury state.

“[The trial showed a] return of sensation and muscle function in affected limbs following CelGro nerve regeneration treatment” Orthocell Managing Director Paul Anderson said.

“Restoring normal nerve structure is critical for regaining mobility, function and quality of life,”

CelGro is intended to replace when it can current reconstructive surgeries and stitches when treating nerve damage.

According to Orthocell, nerve sensors and functions are “suboptimal” following common surgical methods of repair.

Additionally, sutures are said to inadequately seal nerves, affecting their regeneration process as leakages occur.

Dr Zoran Pletikosa, who worked on the clinical trial, said “CelGro has shown to produce superior outcomes in restoration of nerve structure and functional recovery when compare to traditional techniques,”

The clinical trial was conducted on rats, examining the animals peripheral nerve repair when CelGro is applied, and the regeneration of nerve fibres.

Results from the trial showed CelGro to repair affected areas, at a faster rate of two to three weeks over the traditional use of sutures.

Additionally, nerves repaired by Orthcell’s product recorded a 30 per cent improvement of electrical impulses through treated nerves.

The company is currently undergoing a human clinical trial with results set to be released in quarter three this year.

The first four patients in the trial using CelGro recorded an 83 per cent improvement in muscle power of affected limbs.

Data collected through the animal trial produced results the research team said wouldn’t have been possible during the human trial however.

Orthocell’s share price is up just over 11 per cent today, sitting at $0.50 per share.

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