March 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) - IntelliCell Biosciences, Inc. ("IntelliCell" or the "Company") (OTCQB: SVFC), a regenerative medicine company utilizing adult autologous vascular cells (SVCs) derived from the blood vessels found in adipose tissue, announced today that it has signed consulting agreements with Dr Adam Anz and Dr Josh Hackel of the Andrews's Research and Education Foundation (AREF) in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
will be filing an IND for the treatment of osteoarthritis of knee lead by Dr. James Andrews and conducted by Drs. Anz and Hackel
for its Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells
IntelliCell's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Steven Victor, remarked, "I am excited that the company will be filing its first IND for osteoarthritis of the knee and has the honor to be working with Dr. Andrews, Dr. Anz and Dr. Hackel.
Dr. Anz and Dr. Hackel
bring their vast knowledge and experience in stem cells to this project.
According to Dr. Josh Hackel, "We have recognized IntelliCell BioSciences as a forward thinking company and we are excited to continue FDA compliant research in this area as it relates to sports medicine and the treatment of our patients.
About Dr. Josh Hackel
Dr. Joshua Hackel, a sports medicine physician, specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries utilizing the latest medical techniques for anyone who is injured on the job or at home, a weekend warrior, professional, high school or recreational athlete.
Following his residency in 2003 in Family Practice at Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, GA, Dr. Hackel accepted a fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Primary Care Sports Medicine under the direction of orthopedic surgeon Dr. James R. Andrews.
has a multitude of team physician experience in many different sport and recreational arenas.
These include team physician for the University of West Florida
, Troy University football, Birmingham Barons baseball (AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox), Birmingham Power of the WNBA
, Arena Football's Birmingham Steeldogs, Southeastern Conference
(SEC) womenÂ's basketball tournament, Mercedes Olympic Marathon, and the Medical Director for the Pensacola Marathon.
Dr. Hackel practices in Gulf Breeze at the Andrews Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center and serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Florida State School of Medicine.