In April 2009, NeoStem entered into a License Agreement with Vincent Falanga, M.D., pursuant to which the Company acquired a world-wide, exclusive license to certain innovative stem cell technology and applications for wound healing. In conjunction with that license the Company entered into a multi-year sponsored research agreement with Roger Williams Medical Center and Dr. Falanga’s laboratory, funded by the Department of Defense, to study the use of VSELs and mesenchymal cells for the treatment of chronic wounds.
NeoStem has been awarded a $700,000 contract from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (USAMRMC-TATRC). This contract is for the purpose of evaluating the use of topically applied bone marrow-derived adult mesenchymal stem cells for rapid wound healing.
The use of VSEL’s and adult mesenchymal cells offer potential for chronic wound healing and battlefield wound healing.