Patient Gets Sight Back Thanks To The First Ever Skin-To-Eye Human Stem Cell Transplant

recovered_jpeg_digital_camera_3960-t2This week, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is having their annual meeting, and they are allowing a number of different research groups to present their studies and recent work in the field.

Interestingly, one of these studies includes a group of Japanese researchers that is making a huge mark in the history books with the first ever skin-to-eye stem cell transplant operation. This surgery is the first ever done on a human patient, and it successfully restored vision.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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