Meeting with Malaysian Government Officials goes well and the potential use of orthopaedic stem cell therapy in the USA progresses during Dr. Anz’s recent visit with Dr. Saw in Kuala Lumpur
In February, Dr. Adam Anz had the opportunity to join Dr. Kay Yong Saw in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a meeting with Malaysian Government officials including Dato Sri Idris Jala, the Malayisan minister of the Economy Planning Unit, Dato Sri Liow, the Malaysian minister of the Ministry of Health, and Sato Azmi, the Malaysian Ministry of Health Innovation Sector. This is Dr. Anz’s 4th visit to Kuala Lumpur to continue a collaboration with Dr. Saw which began in 2009. The main topic of discussion was how to progress the necessary steps for the application to the FDA for approval of the use of peripheral blood stem cell therapy in the United States. Dr. Anz has spent many weeks with Dr. Saw over the past 4 years, learning about his innovative stem cell techniques and working to bring this technology to the United States. Dr. Anz and Dr. Saw are currently working with the FDA to complete the steps needed to safely and properly provide this therapy in the USA. Their first article together regarding this technique was published in The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery in April of 2011. Complete article: Articular Cartilage Regeneration with Auto PBPC and HA.
On the last day of the visit, Dr. Anz was presented with fruit during the lion dance representing a blessing for the year to come. During the Visit Dr. Anz also visited with local Medical Students from Taylors University in Kuala Lumpur and presented to then on “Hip Pain in the Athlete” and illustrated the physical examination of the hip.