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Muddy waters: stem cell clinic calls itself CIRM & docuseries sparks controversy

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We’re seeing more muddy waters in the stem cell universe. A chiropractic stem cell and alternative medicine clinic has popped up calling itself, of all things, CIRM. On another front, an already controversial docuseries set to air tomorrow combines interviews with prominent academic stem cell scientists and unproven stem cell clinic folks, muddying the waters. …

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Dissecting Liveyon FDA inspection report & troubled perinatal stem cell industry

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The perinatal stem cell clinic supplier Liveyon has had many issues recently including an FDA inspection that¬† in my view didn’t go well and which I’ll return to in a minute. First, some background on the company and this troubled industry. E. coli and other pathogens ended up in some of the Liveyon product somehow …

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Perspectives: FDA warns umbilical firm & continues stream of “mini-warning” letters

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Yesterday we learned that the FDA issued a warning letter to the cord stem cell firm, Cord for Life. In this warning, the FDA indicated that the firm’s product is actually a drug product and lacks necessary pre-market approvals. In addition, the agency highlighted apparent deviations from CGMP practices. The most important part of the …

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FDA recalls Liveyon stem cell product: blow to big clinic supplier?

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The FDA has issued a recall of the main stem cell product of a California firm called Liveyon that is linked to unproven stem cell clinics. The recall seems to have been due to “adverse reactions.” An emerging big player in the birth-related stem cell clinic area? I’ve been hearing the name Liveyon pop up …

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Time to bone up on homologous use in the stem cell field

What does homologous use mean? Navigating the arena of clinical use of a biologic such as stem cells or differentiated cells made from stem cells can be challenging. There are many important issues including what defines “minimal manipulation” of biologics such as cells. One particular issue that is critically important and has drawn less attention …

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What is stem cell therapy?

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What should patients think about and ask about when they are considering a stem cell treatment, particularly from a for-profit, unproven stem cell clinic? Patient guide to stem cell therapies For better or worse, I am in the unique position in 2021 of being a stem cell scientist and also a former cancer patient. Looking …

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