STARSTEM is an innovative project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 scheme. The project is poised to revolutionise stem cell therapy by providing unprecedented understanding about how these therapies actually work.
STARSTEM brings together leaders in the nano-materials, regenerative medicine, and bio-imaging fields from across Europe. We are using fundamental advances in the physics of imaging to validate stem cell treatments for arthritis. The project results will allow researchers and eventually, hospital doctors, to detect and measure the healing effects of novel stem cell therapies, even where they occur under the skin. Understanding the dynamics and distribution of stem cells means that it will be possible to optimise treatments for patients.