September 18, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Elena Cattaneo

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There’s a growing stream of stem cell good news of late. Stem cell biotech, TiGenix, reported encouraging Phase 3 allogeneic results on stem cells. A big milestone. I can’t wait to see the actual data. Its product, Cx601, has so far been safe and effective for perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease. See more from Alexey on this. CIRM has funded the largest public stem cell bank in the world. Want to make a withdrawal? Asterias reported some great news. It’s AST OPC-1 product showed some signs of encouraging efficacy in the …Read More

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Congratulations to Masayo Takahashi (高橋 政代), MD, PhD, the winner of the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. Dr. Takahashi received this award including the $2,000 prize for her exceptional achievements in stem cell research in 2014. She was selected as the winner from a stellar group of top 12 finalists this year. Takahashi leads a team doing high-risk, high reward research that is conducting the first induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSC) clinical study in humans ever. I interviewed Takahashi at the beginning of this …Read More

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I believe in putting my money where my mouth is. When people in the stem cell field make extraordinary, positive contributions, they deserve major recognition and something tangible. With this goal in mind, I give out an annual Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. Past award winners have received the recognition and a $1,000 prize that I put up myself. I’m excited this year to boost the prize to $2,000. It’s part of my way of giving back and supporting the field. To …Read More

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Who should win the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award? Who has been the single most important, influential person in the world of stem cells this year? Who has made the biggest positive contribution in 2014? On Monday, October 1, I will start taking formal nominations for the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2014. This will be the third year of the award. Who’s your top candidate on your mind now? It’s time to start brainstorming. Post your ideas …Read More