Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as an inability of the male to attain and/or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It has become a high incidence health issue that seriously impacts the quality of life of men and their partners. In the US alone an estimated of 30 million men suffer from different degrees of ED. Although not life threatening by itself, ED is often a predictor of diseases such as coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease. The use of Stem Cells as a therapeutic approach for ED has been investigated in 34 preclinical studies and one clinical trial. All 35 studies reported improved erectile function after Stem Cell injection in ED patients or animal models. In some preclinical studies SC transplantation also resulted in improved muscle, endothelium, and/or nerve in the erectile tissue.
Currently our group, directed by Paul Perito MD, one of the most famous names in ED in the world is conducting a clinical study to evaluate safety and effectiveness on the Adipose Derived Stem cells via intracavernous injection.