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Puzzling Institute of Medicine stem cell workshop

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On November 18 in Washington, D.C. the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences will hold a workshop on stem cell therapies. The meeting  (agenda here) is also co-sponsored by ISSCR. I have some major concerns about this meeting. In principle and in a general sense, I believe this is the kind of meeting and …

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Dr. Centeno’s Guest Post on Risky Surge of Newbie Stem Cell Clinics

By Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. We have noted an explosion in the number of stem cell clinics over the past several years. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t see several new ones pop up on the radar. On the one hand, as somebody who has been treating orthopedic patients with stem cells …

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ICMS posts 483 report of FDA audit: still awaiting news on Celltex

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The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) is viewed somewhat skeptically by the stem cell community, but they are undeniably an important player in the stem cell world. A few weeks ago I interviewed ICMS President, Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez  (see interview here), and then I provided recommendations here to the ICMS to improve their organization including a less adversarial …

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