Mangaluru, Dec 29, 2017: Prof A A Shetty from UK, who originally hails from Mangaluru, has donated his patented technology on cell therapy for cartilage and bone healing to Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala free of cost.
Using this technology, the cells will be produced at SDM college, Dharwad where he has already set up a Stem Cell Research lab. Application of this technology will help in healing serious fractures which otherwise will require amputation. Cartilage treatment has been effectively used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Shetty–Kim Research Foundation (SKRF) has been promoting scientific research and training related to stem cell therapy. This organisation is based in UK and was set up by Prof Shetty and Prof S J Kim from South Korea. Prof Shetty is the winner of the prestigious Hunterian medal for 2017, awarded by Royal College of Surgeons of England.
This award is considered as “Surgical Nobel”. He is the 4th Indian to receive this award and the first from Karnataka. He is also the Hunterain Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
SKRF owns several patented technologies related to stem cell therapy.
These technologies have huge potential to cure some of the diseases.
Prof Shetty visited Dharmasthala along with Prof Kim and handed over the technology to Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade recently.