September 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

arnold caplan interview

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Today is part of 4 (the last) of my interview with Dr. Arnold Caplan, MSC godfather and guru. You can read parts 1-3 of the interview here, here, and here. In this post I focus on my discussion with Caplan on translation of stem cells to patients and the FDA. During our conversation we talked about some of the challenges facing the efforts to make safe and effective stem cell therapies (including those based on MSCs) available to patients. Of course one key element is regulatory …Read More

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I recently had a phone interview with Dr. Arnold Caplan, the founder of the MSC field. You can read parts 1 and 2 of the interview here and here. Today’s post, part 3, is focused on clinical use of MSCs. I want to start off today’s post with a wonderful quote from Caplan: “All MSCs are good if no one screwed them up!” This statement by Caplan was in response in part to my asking about how different clinics handle MSCs is such dramatically …Read More