November 28, 2020

The Niche

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Stem cell predictions coming true: Celltex moves to offer transplants in Mexico

I’m on a roll with my stem cell predictions for 2013 (see all 10 here).

First, I got it right with my #1 prediction that the Supreme Court would take a pass on the Sherley v Sebelius Case.

Now, I read from excellent science writer David Cyranoski at Nature that Celltex is going to be offering their treatments in Mexico, my prediction #6. Apparently Celltex sent a letter to patients advising them of the move to Mexico for treatments.

In my Dec. 27, 2012 post I wrote:

“6. Celltex moves part of its business to Mexico or another overseas location.This move may manifest in them routinely shipping patients’ stem cells out of the U.S. to be transplanted by doctors into patients in other countries. A big question is whether any transplants of Celltex stem cells will take place at all in the U.S.”

So far that makes me 2 for 2 on my predictions. We’ll see how the rest of the year pans out.

I have an email to Celltex asking some questions about this development. If they answer, I’ll let you know.




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