Tag Archive: stem cell therapy

Mar 11 2013

The Dawn of a New Clinical Paradigm in the Land of the Rising Sun

A major milestone in the use of stem cells in human therapies was reached in February of 2013.  An ethics committee has authorized the first in-human study utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in the treatment of a human disease at the Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital in Japan.  A team led by Dr. …

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Dec 19 2012

FDA: The Year in Review (2012)

On 10 Dec 2012, the FDA released a report titled, “FY 2012 Innovative Drug Approvals,” which discusses the FDA’s 2012 novel drug approvals and the focus on the advancement of regulatory science in to improve the drug approval process. Thirty-five novel drugs were approved by the FDA in 2012, matching the number of approvals in …

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May 21 2012

Stem Cells: Which Way to the Clinic? (Updated!)

For over two decades, the potential of stem cell therapy to cure some of our most devastating diseases has been touted by the media.  A Google search of “stem cell research” yields over 57 million results, and yet, in mid-2012, there is only one approved stem cell product on the market in the United States …

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