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Texas Gov Abbott pandemic hypocrisy on abortion vs. stem cell clinics

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has effectively banned abortions in his state during the COVID-19 pandemic, but his reasoning makes no sense and is inconsistent with his policies more generally on health-care clinics. The Tribune notes that while “Abbott’s original ban was intended to preserve medical resources”, his own statements contradict that, including “On Friday, he …

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Why did Texas A&M ink big deal with stem cell clinic firm Celltex on exosomes?

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The recent news that Texas A&M University has inked a full-blown deal with the direct-to-consumer stem cell clinic firm Celltex struck me as an unusual development. Recently we’ve seen more universities exploring the use of stem cells outside of the traditional FDA clinical trial process that is fundamentally based on an investigational new drug application (IND). Some …

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Blunt comment from stem cell industry insider in defense of RTT & Texas Law

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My recent post on the push for National Right-To-Try (RTT) including a detailed comment from ISSCR stirred some animated feedback. In the spirit of encouraging diverse discussion, here I am posting a striking comment I received from a stem cell industry insider regarding that post on RTT as it relates to stem cells and s/he was especially …

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Battle over Texas stem cell legislation flares as it nears end

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Will Texas go it alone by giving stem cell clinics free rein or will it break new ground by passing laws that promote reasonable stem cell clinical practices with safeguards? Some middle ground? It’s a dramatic moment for the stem cell field as legislation under consideration in Texas could have big impact on stem cell businesses …

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Risky Pro-Stem Cell Clinic Bills Still Alive in Texas Legislature

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The Texas Legislature is considering three risky bills that would give free rein to stem cell clinics to profit big time off of patients by selling unproven and unapproved “stem cell treatments” that have little if any science behind them. I call one of these bills “Right to Profit” for clinics, which if these became …

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3 Dangerous Texas Bills Would Boost Stem Cell Clinics

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The Calexit and Texit state secession campaigns for California and Texas to leave the union, which are linked to Russian President Putin, are never going to be successful. However, if some Texas lawmakers and stem cell clinics there have their way, Texas would take a big step away from the rest of us on the stem cell …

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Federal judge blocks FDA action on Texas amniotic supplier

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The FDA issued a warning letter not long ago to Amniotic Therapies, LLC, a supplier of amniotic products including to one or more stem cell clinics, but now a federal judge in Texas has reportedly mostly blocked the FDA action in terms of the shutdown. The law firm representing Amniotic also issued a PR about the …

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Saga of Texas Stem Cell Clinic Celltex Continues

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Remember the Texas stem cell clinic Celltex, most famous for treating Texas Governor Rick Perry? Celltex had a busy few years, but has been relatively under the radar for most of 2013. Does that mean it’s gone? Hardly. Their saga became more serious when the FDA sent it a warning letter that was predicted by this …

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Celltex advocate Rick Perry will not run again for Texas governor: stem cell impact

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Texas Governor Rick Perry just announced that he will not run again for governor. This political development has important impact in the stem cell field, particularly in the state of Texas. Perry is one of the biggest advocates of certain types of adult stem cell commercialization. When he is no longer governor there will be impact …

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Texas Judge Issues Complicated Restraining Order in Celltex v. RNL Bio/Human Biostar tussle

Today, a judge issued a complex, temporary restraining order (PDF here, provided by Celltex) regarding Texas stem cell company Celltex and Human Biostar Inc (HBI)/Biostar, former partners who are now in conflict and have sued each other. For more background see here, here, and here. Note that while both parties have sued each other, the judge’s ruling …

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