The latest developments in two of the hottest areas of cell
culture research are due to be showcased at the Horizons in Human Cells
Conference taking place in Edinburgh on 26th-28th May.
Researchers from leading labs in Europe and the USA will
talk about their objective to create systemic models of the human body by
interconnecting cell cultures mimicking the behaviour of individual organs. A
diversity of approaches is being evaluated at macro down to micro scale. Some
are very close to commercial exploitation as predictive tools for drug
development and medical research.
Stem Cell research is another fast developing field. Both
commercial and academic teams at the forefront of this field will be presenting
at Edinburgh, with internationally recognised speakers from France, Germany,
the UK and the USA.
Researchers and product developers in the field of regenerative medicine face a complex set of challenges in translating stem cell science from laboratory, through clinical trials and ultimately to patients. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine and the Cell Therapy Catapult convened a round table on June 25, 2013 to define the main technological challenges and identify possible solutions in three key areas:
manufacturing clinical grade products derived from stem cells
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton,
Abstract and Bursary deadline: 13 September
Registration deadline: 2 October
Few topics in contemporary medicine have attracted more
attention than stem cells and their potential for enabling the discovery of new
regenerative therapies. The aim of this new Wellcome Trust Scientific
Conference is to understand the biology that underpins the success or failure
of regeneration, and to clarify the relationship between stem cell biology and
regenerative biology so that both can be fully exploited to treat disease. This
meeting is aimed at scientists involved in developmental and regenerative
biology, stem cell research, translational medicine, or clinical trials.
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