Clinical Trial Information
University of Minnesota research
The Stem Cell Institute does not treat patients, but rather performs the basic science that is the foundation for future therapies. Information about current clinical trials at the University of Minnesota can be found at the Academic Health Center website.
Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.
How to find a clinical trial
Information about current clinical trials from around the world can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov.
For example, search: "stem cell" and "[name of condition]". Once you have the search results, trials may be viewed by location on a map (third tab). Other information about each trial includes a description, criteria for being included as a patient, and contact information for the organization conducting it.
An excellent source of information for how to evaulate whether or not to participate in a clinical trial is www.closerlookatstemcells.org.
Patients considering treatment outside of a clinical trial, or outside the United States should read the joint statement released by leading medical organizations: Patient Advisory for Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Tourism