ADIPOA-2 gets underway

The first meetings of the ADIPOA-2 consortium have taken place, as work begins on this exciting new European project, which is developing a novel stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis. The ADIPOA-2 clinical team, which includes clinicians from ten centres in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the Netherlands, met in Paris on December 16, to agree the details of the clinical trial protocol to be used for the large-scale trial, which will demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of cellular therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Following this successful meeting, the ADIPOA-2 consortium held its first plenary meeting in Dublin on January 27 and 28. Project partners engaged in productive sessions of planning and preparation, and are looking forward to working together to deliver an effective treatment for a debilitating and incurable condition that affects over 70 million Europeans.