Regulatory

Cell Surgical Network Wins Case

Judge Jesus Bernal ruled in federal court in California’s Central District against the FDA’s argument that a group of stem cell clinics called the Cell Surgical Network, led by Mark Berman and Elliot Lander, were selling unapproved drug products in the form of adipose or fat cell mixtures. See the ruling here.

Comparative genomics of mortal and immortal cnidarians unveils novel keys behind rejuvenation

While aging affects most living organisms, the hydrozoan Turritopsis dohrniiis the only species able to rejuvenate repeatedly after sexual reproduction, becoming biologically immortal. Setting the whole-genome of this metazoan is indispensable to study in depth mechanisms responsible for its immortal phenotype. Here, we report the genome assembly of T. dohrniiand its congeneric species Turritopsis rubra, …

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Stem Cell Production

“Stem Cell Production: Processes, Practices and Regulations” This book, published by Springer, examines the technologies and processes for the development and commercial production of stem cells according to cGMP guidelines. The American College of Regenerative Medicine’s Executive Board member, Asawari (Asa) Bapat contributed to this book through a chapter on, Global Regulations and Regenerative Medicine. …

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It’s the morning before your C-section, and someone wants you to donate your placenta

It’s the morning before your C-section, and someone wants you to donate your placenta January 2021 Frances Verter, PhD Placenta donation is a form of organ donation1. After birth (pun intended), the placenta and other birth tissues that are no longer needed to support the baby are expelled by the mother’s body and would typically …

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Opinion: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position

Statement Principles for Responsible Use of Regenerative Medicine in Sports Medicine November 10, 2021 This recently published position statement by the AMSSM summarily articulates the opportunities, risks and considerations for inclusion of orthobiologics into a modern sports medicine practice. What leaps out at us, having been privy to the slow, at times chaotic, but seemingly inevitable …

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