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Table 2 Animal grouping and sacrifice schedule

From: Efficacy and safety of adult human bone marrow-derived, cultured, pooled, allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells (Stempeucel®): preclinical and clinical trial in osteoarthritis of the knee joint

Group   Animals sacrificed (no of rats)*
4 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks
Group 1 Sham control 2 2 2
Group 2 Vehicle control 3 6 6
Group 3 Hyaluronic acid (HA) 3 6 6
Group 4 Stempeucel® low dose + HA (6 × 105 cells/joint) 3 6 6
Group 5 Stempeucel® high dose + HA (1.3 × 106 cells/joint) 3 6 6
  1. *Number of animals sacrificed at each time point after Stempeucel® administration