Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Judge allows stamina therapy for Niemann-Pick sufferer


Turin, March 7 - A judge on Thursday issued a
ruling allowing a controversial form of stem-cell therapy on
compassionate grounds for Salvatore Bonavita, 39, who suffers
from a fatal inherited neurodegenerative disease called
Niemann-Pick syndrome.
The judge ruled Bonavita can receive the therapy, patented
by the Stamina Foundation and which has been under scrutiny by
the Italian Pharmaceutical Agency (AIFA), sparking several
It involves inoculating the patient with biological
material, sometimes his or her own and sometimes from other
Bonavita's father, Luigi, who sued in court on behalf of his
son, is also appealing on behalf of his daughter Erika, who has
the same disease but has been barred from receiving the
controversial therapy by another judge.

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