July 4, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

David Eller

2 min read

If you rewind the stem cell clock several years, the big news in the stem cell clinic arena was dominated for quite some time by a single stem cell clinic called Celltex in Texas in part because their most famous customer was Governor (at that time) Rick Perry. You can read the many past posts I’ve done on Celltex here. Today the stem cell clinics are making news more for their sheer numbers (nearly 600 in the U.S. alone), but a few years back Celltex …Read More

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The Texas stem cell clinic Celltex was one of the most controversial businesses in the world of stem cells in 2012 and 2013 (see here for background and as an update see this new post on how the Texas clinic has teamed up with a local university). The FDA essentially shut down the Celltex clinical operations in Texas for a host of issues, but the company itself has forged on even so. Now the firm is part of a new controversy involving dubious, experimental …Read More

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Businessweek just published a very long, interesting article on Celltex by Susan Berfield yesterday. I was happy to talk with Susan at length about the key issues and be quoted in the article. See image at left of two key Celltex leaders, David Eller, CEO of Celltex, and Stan Jones above (Photograph by Thomas Prior for Bloomberg Businessweek). On the positive side, I think the article sheds significant light on Celltex and its former partner RNL Bio/Human Biostar. It also provides the perspectives of …Read More