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ACT jumps on encouraging data for stem cell vision treatment

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Executive Summary

Although the data published this week about Advanced Cell Technology's human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell treatment involved only two patients with vision disorders in a Phase I/II trial, investors' eyes focused on the potential meaning of the positive results to the company's future, with shares of the tiny US biotech rising as much as 27% on 23 January.


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