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Mesoblast gets FDA RMAT; List of 10 total designations so far

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Australian stem cell biotech Mesoblast announced that it has received regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation from the U.S. FDA. This is very good news for the company and an encouraging development for the field. Interestingly, last month the FDA clarified that there is expanded RMAT designation that can include gene therapies too. At the Meeting …

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US Stem Cell bid for FDA RMAT rejected?

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Can a stem cell clinic business get FDA RMAT designation? At least one announced it was trying, but now seems to have given up. Stem cell clinic business US Stem Cell, Inc. has reportedly announced that it is at least temporarily abandoning its efforts at getting Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation from the FDA. The …

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Mapping & driving the stem cell ecosystem: key points of my new paper

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When you think of an ecosystem, do you imagine something like a forest or jungle full of different organisms? I usually do, but over the last few years I’ve also been thinking about this concept in a different way. I’ve been viewing the broad stem cell arena as an ecosystem. In that spirit, I’ve recently …

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Multiple filters for stem cell research at Canadian stem cell conference

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By Samantha Yammine, PhD Candidate in Derek van der Kooy’s lab at the University of Toronto. See tweets live from #TMM2016 via @SamanthaZY here. Last week, 430 Canadian scientists, trainees, industry professionals, science communicators and international guests gathered in the picturesque ski town of Whistler, British Columbia for the annual Till & McCulloch meeting (TMM). …

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Wait, there’s an FDA stem cell meeting this week too? The scoop

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There’s a big FDA stem cell meeting coming along next week that has gotten much attention, but many people didn’t realize there’s also an FDA meeting on stem cells this week too in three days on September 8th. I pasted this week’s meeting schedule at the bottom of this post from the FDA page. The meeting is …

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