August 11, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell deregulation

4 min read

There is considerable interest in FDA regulatory reform here in the U.S. for stem cell therapies. The goal is to get new treatments to patients faster, but is there a way to do that without sacrificing proven safety and efficacy? You need convincing data on both safety and efficacy or speed becomes dangerous. A group called the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) recently issued a report related to these central questions of American regulation of new stem cell products. You can see a screenshot from the cover …Read More

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With growing pressure, including political pressure on the FDA, to deregulate the point-of-care, for profit stem cell clinic industry, one can only imagine a future in which deregulation has taken its natural course…..that’s what I’ve done in the political cartoon above. A “double shot” takes on a whole new meaning.