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Biotechnology Mending Broken Hearts

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It’s been just over 15 years since James Thomson first isolated embryonic stem cells in his lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In that time, some remarkable advances have been made. Namely, I’m talking about the ability to transform adult human cells into extremely useful pluripotent stem cells. A new treatment using pluripotent cells could potentially repair and regenerate damaged heart tissue. In a 2013 study published in The Lancet, Dr. Eduardo Marban, director of Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: MAX BioPharma

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Earlier this week, we featured a presenting company for our upcoming BIO Investor Forum event in San Francisco in our ‘company snapshot‘ feature. For our next post, we spoke to MAX BioPharma, who will be giving a presentation in our Discovery Company presentation track, which features companies in their Seed or Series A financing rounds, with under 25 million raised to date. Read on to learn more about this Discovery Company.   Company Snapshot What Read More >

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Cancer Stem Cell Therapy: Real Or Just Hype?

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Also known as tumor-initiating cells, cancer stem cells (CSC) have unique capability endemic to stem cells of self-renewal and differentiation, thereby causing tumor relapse and/or metastatis. While traditional cancer treatments focus on tumor shrinkage, it’s a distinct possibility that these agents do not effectively destroy all of the CSCs, causing the tumor to reappear. The CSC theory is relatively new, so the treatment pipeline is still in its early stages. Nathan Sadeghi-Nejad, a contributor to Read More >

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Moving Beyond the Stem Cell Stalemate

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By Michael J. Werner, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine For the past several years, attendees at the World Stem Cell Summit have focused their energies primarily on legislative and legal efforts to protect human embryonic stem cell research. When folks gather at this year’s meeting, they will once again confront the reality that research opponents will continue to try to block these efforts. James Sherley has filed an appeal to the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit Read More >

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BioCentury TV at BIO International Convention

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BioCentury TV interviewed biotech leaders throughout the recent BIO International Convention in Washington, DC. The first interview can be found here (links to the other interviews can be found on the right). (July 24) Public+Private Part 1 — Turning Great Science into Medicine — and Jobs: Dr. Michel Goldman of Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative xplains how the pharma-driven agenda is creating a new “ecosystem” in Europe for drug developers. (July 31) Public+Private Part 2 – Read More >

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