October 24, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell person of the year award

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The winner of the inaugural Ogawa-Yamanaka Prize is Masayo Takahashi, MD, PhD. According to the Gladstone Institute press release, “Dr. Takahashi was awarded the prize for her trailblazing work leading the first clinical trial to use induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in humans.” The prize, including a $150,000 cash award, will be given at a ceremony next week at the Gladstone on September 16. If you are interested in listening in, you can register for the webcast here. Dr. Takahashi started the first ever human …Read More

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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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With over 4,000 votes cast to select our top 12 finalists for the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award from more than 50 different countries, how did the votes from various countries play out? You can see on the map above the top vote getter(s) from the countries that cast the most votes. The more votes overall that a country cast, the dark green it is shown. In cases where voting was similar amongst several candidates I listed more than one candidate. For …Read More

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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. The winner receives $2,000 as well as recognition as a true difference maker and leader in the stem cell field. I found the first two years of this award process that all the finalists received a great deal of positive attention even if they didn’t win and I expect the same will be true this year. Please nominate your pick for the most positively influential person of the year of …Read More