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Interview with Gary Rabin of Advanced Cell Technology (ACT)

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One of the more exciting stem cell biotechs out there today is Advanced Cell Technology (ACT). At this time ACT has the only two ES cell-based FDA-approved clinical trials ongoing and so far they have looked quite promising in terms of preliminary safety data. However, ACT has much more in the pipeline including potentially iPS …

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Interviews

I’ve been fortunate to interview some of the greats in the stem cell field for this blog and host debates between key players. Please note that just because I have interviewed folks does not mean I agree with them or that they agree with me. The point is to establish dialogue on key issues. As …

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Your stem cell legal documents hub

Below are links to specific court documents and filings in stem cell-related legal proceedings. (I’ve also placed in parentheses links to my posts/analysis on these).  Enjoy, especially you lawyers and investors. It’s a work in progress so expect more cases and documents to appear. In fact, if you have suggested additions please add them (plus …

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Cryogenics to stem cell banking: time for deposit?

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Is it worth it to do stem cell banking? When I was a kid I remember hearing about people having themselves frozen or even just their heads frozen shortly after death. The idea was to cheat mortality by preserving oneself or critical parts of oneself until some future date when scientists and doctors would have …

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Usain Bolt’s doctor giving athletes unproven stem cell treatments?

Could Usain Bolt’s doctor be treating athletes with unproven stem cell treatments? The idea is not so far-fetched, I was surprised to learn. Read on. Bolt is an amazing sprinter. He’s a joy to watch. During the 2012 Olympics I’ve watched a few of his races and he has had almost super-human speed. The winner …

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New Celltex website goes live for the first time, making many safety & efficacy claims

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Celltex, the controversial stem cell clinic in Texas, announced in a press release (PR) today a couple of new hires. It also fired up its website for the first time that I am aware of. You can check out the website here. Wow. The website is notable since it has been inactive for quite some …

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Testimony in supermodel stem cell fraud case: “I lied to patients”

“I lied to patients,” testified a weeping, young woman in court related to a fraud allegation involving stem cells. She had worked as an office assistant at a company that injected bogus and potentially dangerous cow-based “stem cell” treatments into human patients. This company, which in different incarnations went by various names including Biomark in …

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Stem cell essay contest winner category 1: Claire August

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I’ve sponsored a stem cell essay contest with two winners: age 18 or younger (category 1) and age 19 or older (category 2). The deadline has passed and we have our winners. I received a number of interesting essays and today I’m happy to announce the winner in the younger category: Claire August. I’ll announce the category …

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ICMS President Rodriguez interview on adult stem cell regulatory issues

The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) has emerged as an important organization related to stem cell regulatory issues. I think that many people do not understand what ICMS is all about and it certainly evokes strong opinions in the stem cell field. If you care about stem cells then you need to know about ICMS …

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