July 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)

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Change is in the air for the California stem cell agency, CIRM. It has a new President, Randy Mills, and CIRM is soon going to be like a new agency too. I recently did an interview with Mills that illuminates some of the big changes that are imminent. I also asked him what his favorite type of stem cell is and his view of the regenerative medicine regulatory changes in Japan relative to those here with the FDA. Paul: Going from the biotech industry …Read More

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Stem cell-based Regenerative Medicine has huge power for good in the clinic and at the same time great potential for economic development. Those two things go hand in hand. As I argued in my stem cell book, biotech commercialization of stem cells is not a bad thing, but rather if it is done responsibly it is a good, necessary part of advancing therapies to help patients. From an economic perspective  stem cell-based Regenerative Medicine is a new, exciting brand. It’s a brand, but a …Read More

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If there was one stem cell meeting I would absolutely not want to miss next month in November if at all possible, it is the 2013 World Alliance Forum “Future of Stem Cells” in San Francisco. Win free tickets to this meeting here! Unfortunately I have a conflict so I will this meeting, but perhaps you won’t have to! What’s this meeting all about? It has a remarkable array of speakers from diverse areas of the stem cell field including Shinya Yamanaka, Deepak Srivastava, …Read More