Marlborough Company Looks to Regrow Cells in the Eye

Instead of treating symptoms of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, a Marlborough company is looking to figure out how to regrow eye cells that cause it.

The Boston Business Journal reports that Ocata is starting patient trials within the next month and a half to repeat the results of a smaller trial that “attracted worldwide attention last year.”

In the trial, Ocata’s stem cells were used in eye cells of 18 patients with macular degeneration, and it helped improve vision in 10 of the patients.

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