Stem cell research has a great potential in treating a range of degenerative diseases and repairing the damaged tissues or organs. However, research on stem cells and their applications to treat various diseases is still at a preliminary stage. In Nitte University, bone-marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), a rich source of adult stem cells is already being used by the orthopaedic surgeons in association with Prof. (Dr.) A. Ananthram Shetty, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and Prof. (Dr.) Seok-Jung Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, Republic of Korea to recapitulate some of the events during bone/cartilage development and repair processes. In this direction, with the objective of harnessing the immense potential of stem cells in regenerative medicine, Nitte University Centre for Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine (NUCSReM) has been established at K. S. Hedge Medical Academy (KSHEMA). To meet the global standards of stem cell research facilities for clinical applications, this NUCSReM has been set up by using the experience and expertise of biomedical engineers belonging to ChangJo Biomedical Engineering Company, Republic of Korea. With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, the NUCSReM envisaged not only to further advance the understanding of basic stem cell biology but also to facilitate the clinical application of stem cells to treat patients with various disorders or injuries.



NUCSReM has academic collaborations with the following Universities:
1. Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK
2. The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
3. GyeongSang National University (GNU), Jinju, Republic of Korea


Prof. (Dr.) M. Shantharam Shetty, MS (Ortho.), FICS (Ortho.), FIAMS, Chairman
Dr. A. Veena Shetty, MSc, PhD., Associate Professor
Dr. K. J. Palaksha, PhD, Post doc (Republic of Korea), Associate Professor
Dr. B. Mohana Kumar, PhD, Post doc (Republic of Korea, Canada), Associate Professor
Dr. Siddhartha M. Shetty, MBBS, DNB (Ortho.), Associate Professor

Prof. (Dr.) A. Ananthram Shetty, MD, MCh (Ortho.), FRCS Ed., FRCS Eng., FRCS & P Glasgow, FRCS (Ortho.). Director and Lead Orthopaedic surgeon, Professor and Deputy Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK and Adjunct Professor of Stem Cell Research at NUCSReM, Nitte University.

Prof. (Dr.) Seok Jung Kim, MD, PhD, FRCS Eng. Director of Cell Therapy, Professor and Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea and Adjunct Professor of Stem Cell Research at NUCSReM, Nitte University.










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