FDA Asked to Probe Texas Stem Cell Company

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration has received a complaint against the company that stored adult stem cells used by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an experimental procedure last year.

A University of Minnesota professor called on the FDA to investigate Houston-based Cell Tex Therapeutics, a company which banks adult stem cells for future use in medical procedures.

"This plan conflicts with FDA regulations governing human stem cells," states professor Leigh Turner in an 8-page letter to the agency.

While pursuing the Republican presidential nomination last fall, Perry revealed he that had stem cells taken from fat in his own body and then injected into his back during a July operation to treat back pain.

Adult stem cells treatments are not FDA-approved, but experimentation by doctors is common.

KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142791055 - kbtx.com/a?a=142791055
Gray Television, Inc.