January 23, 2021

The Niche

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Response from Stemedica on Stem Cell Treatment of Howe

stemedicaI have heard back from Stemedica on some questions I had on their role in the stem cell intervention done on hockey legend Gordie Howe.

I heard from Marcie J. Frank, VP at Stemedica for Investor Relations. I want to thank her for answering the questions and doing so so quickly.


  • Q: Did Stemedica write the Howe family statement or part of it? 
  • A: Stemedica did not write any part of the Howe family statement; that was released by Gordie’s family. 
  • Q: Did Stemedica/Novastem provide free treatment to Howe?
  • A: Stemedica is not a sponsor of the clinical trial referenced below; that is Novastem (exclusive licensed distributor in Mexico of Stemedica’s adult stem cells for clinical trial use).  Please contact Novastem directly for any information on that trial.
  • Q: Could Stemedica comment on the type of stem cells used please? Also were they allogeneic or autologous? Were they proliferated in a lab?
  • A: The cells were allogenic mesenchymal and neural and proliferated at our licensed cGMP facility in San Diego. Additional info on our cells can be found here: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=stemedica&Search=Search

I’m going to email Novastem too. Stay tuned.

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