RepliCel Announces Appointment of Leading Sports Medicine Expert as Orthopedics Clinical Advisor (Japan). Professor Tsukasa Kumai, member of the Japan’s Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Staff, will lead RepliCel’s Tendon Regeneration Clinical Testing in Japan.
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – 3 May 2021 – RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: REPCF) (TSXV: RP) (FRA:P6P2) (“RepliCel” or the “Company”), a company developing next-generation technologies in aesthetics and orthopedics, is pleased to announce that Professor Tsukasa Kumai, one of Japan’s leading sports medicine clinicians, has agreed to be RepliCel’s clinical advisor for the development and commercialization of its tendon regeneration product (RCT-01) in Japan.
The Company, working with industry leaders, CJ Partners, and clinical research organization, Accerise, is currently preparing to support the next-phase clinical research study of its tendon regeneration cell therapy, RCT-01, in Japan under the Act for Safety of Regenerative Medicine (ASRM) that, upon successfully meeting its endpoints, could lead to a commercial launch of the product in Japan.
About Professor Kumai
Professor Tsukasa Kumai is a Professor of Orthopedics in the Faculty of Sport Sciences at Waseda University in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Since 2017, after serving as a professor at the Department of Sports Medicine at Nara Medical University, Dr. Kumai has been involved in education and research in sports medicine and in the functional anatomy of motor organs at the School of Sport Sciences at Waseda University. Based his previous research discoveries at the Musculoskeletal Biology and Sports Medicine Research Lab at the University of Wales, UK, and the Department of Anatomy at the University of Munich, Germany, he now focuses on research and treatment of tendon and ligament overuse disorders in athletes.
Professor Kumai is a sports doctor for the Japan Sports Association (JSPO), Chairman of the Medical Faculty for the Japan Cycling Federation, Team Doctor for Japan’s National Cycling Track Team, a member of the Medical and Scientific Staff for Japan’s Olympic Committee (JOC) (cycling, volleyball), Team Doctor for the Shimano Racing Team (UCI Pro Cycling Team), Team Doctor for the Nagoya Wolfdogs (V league), and Medical Advisor for the Kashiwa Reysol (J league).