The FDA is holding its first 2016 stem cell meeting today. How’s the meeting going? The meeting start awfully early for us West Coast folks (5:30am) so I didn’t get to see the first few talks. Did anyone else see those and if so, what was your impression? From the talks I have seen, this meeting is very scientifically focused so far. There has been a lot of clinical trial data presented, which for me as a scientist I really appreciate. We’ve heard about promise, …Read More
The FDA stem cell meeting that was supposed to take place in April is now officially going to be a 2-day event in September. This public meeting is meant to get comments on four draft guidances related to regs on stem cell products and treatments.
Below is a my interview with an FDA spokesperson on the upcoming April public meeting on the four recent draft guidances related to the regulation of HCT/Ps, including stem cell treatments. This meeting and the draft guidances could have substantial impact on future regulatory frameworks for stem cell treatments so I thought it important to reach out to the FDA to clarify the process. PK: When the FDA issues draft guidances is it a standard approach to have a public meeting of the kind …Read More
Below is a list of upcoming stem cell and regenerative medicine conferences and meetings for 2016. You can see the meeting list for 2020 here. The new year has a lot to offer in our field. If you do not see your meeting, please let me know and I will include it. This list is meant to be as inclusive as possible, but by listing specific events I am not necessarily endorsing them. January Molecular and Cellular Basis of Growth and Regeneration (A3) January …Read More