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Challenge of Yamanaka Patent by BioGatekeeper Fails

BioGatekeeper

The still mysterious BioGatekeeper had challenged Yamanaka’s IPS cell patent claiming that it was obvious. The potential implications were huge given the commercial interest in translating IPS cell technology. For background see here, here, and here. There’s pretty much zero information on BioGatekeeper otherwise. Despite the potential seriousness of this patent challenge, just a few days …

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Blog readers investigate BioGatekeeper, the Yamanaka patent challenger

Nobel-Lawsuit

Who is trying, via the name BioGatekeeper, Inc., to nullify Yamanaka’s patent on cellular reprogramming to produce induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells? The readers of this blog never cease to amaze me. What an informed, energetic, bright group. Within just days they may have collectively shed some light on an intriguing mystery in the stem cell field surrounding the …

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Challenge tries to cancel Yamanaka iPS cell patent

Patent-challenge

A new patent dispute has exploded in the stem cell field related to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. What’s going on? In 2006, Shinya Yamanaka reported cellular reprogramming to create mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in Cell and the next year multiple groups along with Yamanaka’s reported creating human iPS cells. It’s no exaggeration …

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Winners of FLASH contest: Johnathon Anderson & Sai Vemula Going to World Alliance Stem Cell Forum

I recently held a flash 48 hour contest for free tickets to the World Alliance Forum on the future of stem cells at which Yamanaka and others will be speaking. Congrats to the winners, Sai Vemula and Johnathon Anderson. Here are their winning entries. Sai Vemula Editor, SSSCR-International, UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology B.A. This …

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What was the strangest event for stem cells in 2012? Pick from top 5 in poll

Every year around this time I put my “best of” the year in stem cells including awards such as my Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. For example here are the 2011 awards. This year I’m also trying with difficult to decide on what was the craziest thing for stem cells that happened in …

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