Stem Cell for Heart Disease: Will Synthetic Stem Cells Be Effective? Will synthetic stem cells be the answer to heart disease? A research project by Dr. Ke Cheng of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) suggests that going synthetic just might be an effective treatment for damaged heart cells.
So what exactly is this synthetic stem cell? According to a recent NCSU press release, it is called cell-mimicking microparticle (CMMP). It is fabricated by combining poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) or PLGA with growth factor proteins harvested from cultured human cardiac stem cells.