The Burrill Report
The Burrill Report (August 5, 2013): California to Create Network of Stem Cell Clinics for Trials (.MP3,13.78 Mb)
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine plans to spend $70 million over five years to create a network of stem cell clinics to conduct trials in the hopes of accelerating the translation of experimental therapies into available treatments. As part of the plan, a coordinating center will aid the clinics in enrolling patients, managing regulatory hurdles, and become a repository of knowledge about how to best tackle clinical development issues surrounding cell therapies. We spoke to Alan Trounson, president of the voter-created institute, about the role the clinics will play, the gap they seek to fill, and how they fit into the institute’s greater mission.
August 02, 2013