Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma is just as excited.
As the vice-president of research at Sudbury Regional Hospital, he hopes to collaborate with larger medical centres during the clinical trials.
"Hospitals and clinics will apply to perform the procedure in a very controlled way. They will follow patients to see if they've improved or not and that way, we'll have an answer," he said, adding that the first step for researchers is to submit a proposal to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. According to Dr. Diaz-Mitoma, the trials will probably start in about six to eight months
I don't know if this is an accurate estimate or not but it's something to go on.
I am finally happy with the Canadian government for going forward with this.