Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex musculoskeletal disorder with profound social and economic costs.
OA is one of the top five causes of disability in the US, affecting 27-million Americans, including about 14% of adults aged 25 and older, 80% of the population over 65, and costing the Nation 1-2.5% of its gross domestic product.
of US gross
OA is one of the
top 5 causes of disability
in the US.
Stem cell-enriched products have been reported to promote clinical benefits in OA via anti-inflammatory and regenerative activities.
StroMel™ - FDA-approved clinical trials in the US
However, there is no FDA-approved stem cell therapy available to patients in the US. Akan’s investigational product, StroMel™, is one of the few non-expanded native stem cell-based biological products currently in FDA-approved clinical trials in the US.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental
disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of
help in their daily lives, while others may need less.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the
most common inflammatory autoimmune arthritis, affecting more than 1.3 million Americans. About 75% of patients with RA are women. Even though RA can start at any age, it usually begins between 30 and 50.
Wound healing is a normal biological process in the human body and a natural reaction to tissue injury. For a wound to heal, four phases must occur in the right time frame: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling.
Crohn's Disease (CD)
Crohn's disease (CD) is a type of chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease mostly affects younger people (late teens, 20s and early 30s), although it can occur at all ages. It causes the digestive tract to become swollen and irritated. Patients experience symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss and rectal bleeding.
Sports injuries can occur throughout
your body to bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments
and other structures due to sports, exercise, trauma,
direct impact or overuse of muscles or joints.
Our Ultimate Goal
The goal is to make stem cell-based anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and reparative products accessible and available to everyone who can benefit from them.