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Korea okays stem cell therapies despite limited peer-reviewed data

Nature Medicine volume 18, page 329 (2012) | Download Citation

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  • 22 May 2012

     In the March 2012 issue, the article entitled “Korea okays stem cell therapies despite limited peer-review data” (Nat. Med. 18, 329, 2012), failed to convey that the 26% improvement in knee function was an additional gain compared to the control group. The sentence should have read: “In an 89-person Korean clinical trial, 26% more people who received the Medipost treatment experienced an improvement in knee function on a widely used cartilage repair assessment scale compared with those who underwent knee surgery alone.” The piece also referred to Francis Han by her Korean name, Han Sung-ho, and did not specify that she is in charge of research and development strategy. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article. Additionally, as a clarification, the cells referred to as ‘banked’ in the piece are frozen-stored and do not require donor-recipient matching.

  • 21 June 2012

     In the March 2012 issue, the article entitled “Korea okays stem cell therapies despite limited peer-review data” (Nat. Med. 18, 329, 2012) incorrectly stated that the Hearticellgram-AMI therapy results related to 80 individuals. In fact, the number is 59, and the difference in left ventricular ejection fraction changes between the treatment and control group was statistically significant. Additionally, the information about this therapy was available through poster presentations, not exclusively through press releases by the Korea Food and Drug Administration, as originally stated. The errors have been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.

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