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Stem cell deregulation push is deadly serious threat to the field and patients

The heat is rising in a push to deregulate dubious adult stem cell therapies and it is Republicans turning up the thermostat on this emerging pet issue of theirs. We’ve seen the Texas Medical Board passing weak rules for regulating adult stem cell therapies under pressure from Rick Perry and adult stem cell biotech, Celltex. …

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Biggest stem cell story of the year poll results are surprising

I recently posted a poll (you can still vote here) asking readers what they thought was the biggest stem cell news story of the year. Surprisingly, when the poll first went up, almost all the votes went to the Vatican Stem Cell Meeting, but then as we started getting a larger number of votes, things …

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Jeong Chan Ra Arrest: Can RNL Bio (알앤엘바이오) Survive?

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Over at Health in the Global Village, Leigh Turner yesterday published an excellent piece updating us all on the latest news on Korean stem cell company RNL BIo (알앤엘바이오) and its leader, Dr. Jeong Chan Ra (라정찬 ). Addition: The story was reported in several Korean news outlets including Hani here.  A video here by MBC News of Korea, one …

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Celltex response to FDA says transplants stopped: what are the other key points?

The Houston Chronicle has posted the response letter from Celltex to the FDA in regard to the FDA Warning Letter issued to Celltex. The Chronicle also has a piece up on the warning letter that is a great read here. My thoughts on the possible paths for Celltex moving forward can be found here. The …

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Surprising FDA audit report of Celltex a blow to dubious stem cell clinics

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As I first reported, the FDA conducted a two-week audit of Texas adult stem cell firm, Celltex, sometime in April. Today I received a copy of the so-called “483 report” of that audit. It is basically a summary of problematic issues that the FDA says need to addressed. The FDA report is cause for some …

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