CMTA’s STAR initiative announces “The Transformation Project” – Adult Human Stem Cell testing to find effective compounds to treat CMT.
STAR Transformation Project Graphic For the first time ever, live adult human stem cells will be used to search for effective compounds to treat CMT.
By using cutting-edge technology developed at the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center, live human skin cells can be transformed into cells that can be tested against pharmaceutical compounds for the purpose of finding candidate drugs for use in human clinical trials.
The CMTA has embarked on this groundbreaking STAR research project to rapidly accelerate the drug development process in search of a successful treatment to slow, stop or potentially reverse the progression of CMT.
In addition to searching for effective CMT treatments, results discovered in STAR “The Transformation Project” will have potential applications in other closely related disease’s such as ALS, MS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The Time is NOW!
The cost to fund STAR “The Transformation Project” is $100,000; we can’t do this alone and need your financial support. The CMTA humbly invites you to partner with us in this historical journey by making a donation in any amount to STAR “The Transformation Project.”
[An anonymous donor has offered to match donations made to the Transformation Project dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. This means that with your contribution, we can potentially raise a total of $200,000 to fund our adult human stem cell testing in the search for effective compounds to treat CMT. Learn more...]