ADULT STEM CELLS: BREAKTHROUGH MEDICINE is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch more finalist films at

Adult Stem Cells are a promising new field of treatment for a myriad of injuries and illnesses. Athersys, a company in Cleveland, Ohio, is at the forefront of this research that has the potential to cure millions of people.

Director: Sarah Hanssen
Illustrations: Stephen Halker
Cinematographer: Josh Swain
Audio Engineer, animator, Graphics Coordinator, Grip: Ryan Markley
Music: Casey Foubert
Online Editor: Eric Schoenbrunn

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