Volume 6.08 | Feb 10

Volume 6.8, February 10, 2005
     In this issue: Science | Policy | Business | NIH | CBER | Regulatory
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Top Stories

Story: Invitrogen Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Dynal Biotech
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Story: New Treatment Rivals Chemotherapy for Lymphoma
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Science

Tufts-NEMC Researchers Identify Enzyme that Activates Cancer Cell Growth and Invasion
Developing compounds to block activation pathway
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University of Toronto Team Discovers Stem Cell Jackpot
Umbilical jelly loaded with cells generates hope for tissue repair and transplants
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Rare Muscle-Forming Cells Found in Newborn Hearts
Scientists have identified rare stem cells in the hearts of newborns, which could be used to treat babies with cardiac problems
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Heart Cells Discovery Raises Treatment Hopes
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Child with Cerebral Palsy Who Could Not See or Speak Does Both Following Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy
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Circles of DNA Might Help Predict Success of Stem Cell Transplantation
Article 1, Article 2

Stem Cells Implanted into Pancreas of Diabetic Patient through an Artery, Argentina

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University of Central Florida Stem Cell Research May Hold Promise for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
A compound may improve the chances that stem cells transplanted from a patient’s bone marrow will help take over brain functions
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Details Discovered on How Human Stem Cells Become Nerve Cells in Research Funded by The ALS Association
Findings Suggest Routes to New Therapies for Lou Gehrig’s Disease
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Joslin Scientists Show Knocking Out Two Key Signals Will Cause Type 2 Diabetes
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Woman Donates Half of Pancreas to Aid Daughter With Type 1 Diabetes
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Inserting Corrective Genes into the Brain to Fight Parkinson’s Disease

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Rush Physicians Using Gene Therapy For Heart Patients With Moderate To Severe Chest Pains Who Do Not Benefit From Other Treatments
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Vaccine Hopes for Blood Cancers
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India Begins HIV Vaccine Trials
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Possible Link Between CD36 & Sterile Inflammation May Lead to Autoimmune Therapies
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Self-Assembled Nano-Sized Probes Allow Penn Researchers To See Tumors Through Flesh And Skin
“It should also be possible to use an emissive polymersome vesicle to transport therapeutics directly to a tumor, enabling us to actually see if chemotherapy is really going to its intended target.”
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Study Suggests NovaBone May Stimulate New Bone Formation
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Dolly Scientist to Clone Embryos for Stem Cells
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ABSTRACT, REVIEWS, & SPECIAL REPORTS

In Vivo Cervical Cancer Growth Inhibition by Genetically Engineered Cytotoxic T Cells
Abstract

B Cell-directed Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis – Clinical Experience
Abstract

Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Inhibit Differentiation and Function of Monocyte-derived Dendritic Cells
Abstract

Induction of Chondro-, Osteo- and Adipogenesis in Embryonic Stem Cells by Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Effect of Cofactors on Differentiating Lineages
Abstract

A Multiprong Approach to Cancer Gene Therapy by Coencapsulated Cells
Abstract

Prospective Clinical Trials of Biotherapies in Solid Tumors: A 5-year Survey
Abstract

Policy

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Grants Embryonic Stem Cell Research Licence to Study Motor Neuron Disease
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Call for £100m UK Stem Cell Fund
Leading UK scientists and entrepreneurs are calling for the creation of a charitable foundation to promote and fund stem cell research in Britain
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Massachusetts Senators File Bill for Stem Cell Research
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India: New Biotechnology Policy to Boost Research
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Business

Amgen Confirms Decision to Halt GDNF Study
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Aastrom Biosciences Achieves Clinical Milestone in Its Phase I/II US Bone Graft Trial
Article

HemoGenix(TM) Announces the Release of the OxyFLOW(TM) Research Kit in Collaboration With Biotrin International Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland
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Baxter and Cerus Sign New Agreement to Commercialize INTERCEPT Blood System
Article

BioE, Inc. Receives $8.3 Million In Funding From Private Investors; Company’s Pioneering Stem Cell Separation Technology Continues To Fuel Interest Among Investment Community
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Biolex And Medarex Sign Research Collaboration Agreement
Article

Genzyme Acquires Verigen AG, Bolstering Global Orthopaedic Franchise
Article

M.D. Anderson Grants Exclusive License to Quest Diagnostics
Article

Medtronic, Alnylam to Collaborate on Neurodegenerative Treatments
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NeoGenomics Announces Entry Into Flow Cytometry Testing Market
Article

Robarts Research Institute Loses Stem Cell Star
After two years in London, Dr. Melissa Carpenter is returning to California
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Smith & Nephew Explores Stem Cell Bone Repair
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Vertebron Inc. Announces the Release of Its First Allograft, VERTEBRON PLF Allograft System, and Its Ability to Provide Complete Lumbar Spine Solutions
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NIH


NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts – Week Of February 11, 2005
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NHLBI Competitive Supplements For Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
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Registration Deadlines for 2005 Regional Seminars in Program Funding and Grants Administration
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Clinical Outcomes of Live Organ Donors (RFA)
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Protein Biomarkers of Infection-Associated Cancers
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Hosts Red Dress Collection 2005 Fashion Show on National Wear Red Day
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How to Conduct Non-Federal Stem Cell Research Without Violating the Federal Stem Cell Funding Prohibition
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NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry
The Registry lists the derivations of stem cells that are eligible for federal funding.
The purpose of the Registry is to provide investigators with:
-a unique NIH Code for each cell line that must be used when applying for NIH funding and
-contact information to facilitate investigators’ acquisition of stem cells.
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International HapMap Consortium Expands Mapping Effort
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The Shapes of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures
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CBER

All new CBER information can be reached from the What’s New page

Licensed Products and Establishments List – Update
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Approved Biologics NDA and ANDA Applications – Update
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Cleared Biologics 510(k) Device Applications – Update
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2005 Clinical Hold / Refusal to File Meeting Schedule

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Recall of Rapid HIV Test Kits – Globus Media, Inc
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Annual Comprehensive List of Guidance Documents at the Food and Drug Administration; Correction
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Regulatory

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UNITED STATES
FDA


FDA Proposes $1.9 Billion Budget for Fiscal 2006
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ICH Draft Guidance on S8 Immunotoxicity Studies for Human Pharmaceuticals
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FDA Approves Feasibility Study for Ventracor Heart Device in U.S.
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Blood Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
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Upcoming Meetings & Conferences:

2005 Cell Therapy Audioconference Series

May 3-4, 2005 Current Good Tissue Practice. Vancouver, BC
Workshop Chairs: Janice Davis-Sproul, MAS, MT (ASCP) SBB (John Hopkins University) & John McMannis, PhD (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
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May 4-7th, 2005 11th Annual ISCT Meeting. Vancouver, BC
Program Themes Include: Tissue Engineering, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Immunotherapy, & Hematopoietic Stem Cells
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May 4-7th, 2005 Applications of Flow Cytometry in Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation. Vancouver, BC
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Current Volume: Volume 6 Number 6/December 2004
Cytotherapy publishes original research, reviews, meeting reports, special focus issues and letters in the general field of cell therapy. The scope of the journal includes basic and applied research with hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic stem cells , immune cells, and antigen-presenting cells. Therapeutic topics within the scope of Cytotherapy include ex-vivo and in-vivo aspects of gene therapy, immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation and tissue regeneration. Cytotherapy particularly welcomes
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