Sydney, Australia

About us
We are a research and development biotech company engaged in the clinical translation of stem cell therapy. 
Our research is published in international peer reviewed medical and science journals (see Publications page). The research has a focus on integrating advanced stem cell techniques with established current medical treatments, and natural compounds such as the polyphenols found in plants and herbs. The laboratory is well equipped with state of the art biotechnology equipment including mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography, separation chromatography, photodiode array and fluorescence spectroscopy, thermography, flow cytometry, multiplex assay, high resolution optical microscopy, dark field and time lapse microscopy. Stem cell research examines clinical outcomes from injected autologous stem cell procedures. In addition, we research peptides and biomolecules involved in stem cell recruitment, expansion and differentiation. 

Dr E. Russell Vickers PhD, MArt, MDSc, MScMed, BDS, FFPMANZCA, DipHerbalMed. 
Dr Vickers is the Director and an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. In addition, he is qualified in herbal medicine and is an analytical and peptide chemist. Dr Vickers holds an appointment as Clinical Senior Lecturer at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Queensland Dental School. He was appointed as the Balthasar Research Scholar at the University of Sydney.  Dr Vickers completed his training in stem cells in 2010 at the Australian Government Stemcore Facility, University of Queensland.

Patient enquiries
A/Professor Vickers consults patients at the Rosebery Medical Centre, 530 Botany Road, Rosbery, Sydney, Australia.
It is situated close to Sydney International Airport and has bus, rail and road links. Stem cell procedures are conducted at the Sydney Olympic Park clinic.
The Rosbery Medical Centre is part of the Olympus Health Group. Please go to contact us page for further information
phone: +612 9318 7380, 1300 6725 629

Recent R&D developments
Hair follicle stem cell activation using a zinc-peptide for the treatment of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) with two patents. The research was published in the international peer reviewed journal Hair Therapy and Transplantation in January 2017. 

full publication list see Research Publications page: 2018-1991 (58 PUBLICATIONS)

  • NE Braunsteiner, ER Vickers, B Toole, J. Braunsteiner (2018). Psychosocial factors and addiction in chronic orofacial pain. Australian Endodontic Journal
  • R. Shparberg, ER Vickers (2018). Cell based therapies and natural compounds for pain. Australian Endodontic Journal
  • F Di Pietro, P Macey, C. Rae, Z Alshelh, V. Macefield, ER Vickers, L. Henderson (2018). The relationship between thalamic GABA content and resting cortical rhythm in neuropathic pain.  Human Brain Mapping.
  • ER Vickers. Iatrogenic resorption of a mandibular condyle following 3rd molar wisdom tooth surgery. Journal of Arthritis 2017, 6:4 DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000247
  • ER Vickers, AJ Moule. (2017). Referral strategies for orofacial pain cases. In Moule, Alexander J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 130-132)  Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch23
  • ER Vickers, AJ Moule. (2017). Diagnosing neuropathic orofacial pain. In Moule, Alexander J. and Hicks, M. Lumar (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 123-129)  Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch22
  • Vickers ER (2017) An Analysis of the Safety and Efficacy of Topical Zinc-Thymulin to treat Androgenetic Alopecia. Hair Therapy and Transplantation 7:147. doi:10.4172/2167-0951.1000147
  • EP Mills, F Di Pietro, Z Alshelh, CC Peck, GM Murray, ER Vickers and LA Henderson. Brainstem pain control circuitry connectivity in chronic neuropathic pain. Journal of Neuroscience 24 November 2017, 1647-17; DOI:
  • ER Vickers. The Science of Beauty, Journal of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists. 2016. Stem Cells and cosmetic science. 2016; 6(1) August; 29-42.
  • Eynab Alshelh, Flavia Di Pietro, Andrew Youssef, Jenna Reeves, Paul Macey, E.Russell Vickers, Chris Peck, Greg Murray, and Luke Henderson. Chronic neuropathic pain: it's about the rhythm. The Journal of Neuroscience, 20 January 2016, 36(3):1008-1018; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2768-15.2016
  • Vickers ER. Neuropathic orofacial pain: Diagnosis and multimodal management. Medicine Today (Journal of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) 2015, 16(9), 16-24.
  • Vickers ER, Woodcock KL. Raspberry leaf herbal extract significantly reduces pain and inflammation in oral lichen planus patients – a case series analysis. Open Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine 2015, 3(3), 73 – 81. DOI: 10.13189/ojdom.2015.030303
  • Vickers ER, Karsten E, Flood J, Lilischkis R. (2014). A preliminary report on stem cell therapy for neuropathic pain in humans. Journal of Pain Research. 2014 May 8;7:255-63. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S63361. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24855388

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Dr Russell Vickers
Director, Clinical Stem Cells.