Cleveland-Based Athersys Holding COVID-19 Stem Cell Therapy Clinical Trials


CLEVELAND, Ohio — The World Health Organization considers Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or “ARDS,” to be the leading cause of death among COVID-19 infected patients.

A Cleveland-based biotechnology company is holding clinical trials to see if its stem cell therapy could help COVID-19 induced ARDS patients.

Since 1995, Athersys has worked on developing medicines that could fill unmet medical needs to treat the sickest critical care patients.

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Written by Micaela Marshall.

Originally published September 11, 2020.

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