Volume 6.09 | Feb 21

Volume 6.9, February 21, 2005
     In this issue: Science | Policy | Business | NIH | CBER | Regulatory
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Top Stories

Story: Eliminating StemCell Contamination
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Story: Dendreon’sProvenge Significantly Improves Survival In Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
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Science


NCI and FDA Announce Research and Regulatory Review Fellowship Program Training for Tomorrow
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Building a Workforce for the New Age of Molecular Oncology Medicine
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‘Natural’ Breast Implants Advance
US scientists say they have made a breakthrough to produce natural breast implants using human stem cells.
 Article 1  Article 2

Cell Therapy May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes
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Study May Mark Advance in Diabetes Transplant Care
Doctors were able to eliminate the need for insulin injections in diabetic women for a year or more by simplifying the technique of transplanting insulin-producing cells
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Young Blood Makes Muscles Spry: Discovery Will Affect Stem Cell, Tissue Engineering, & Aging Research 
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Nano Mechanism to Control Protein May Lead to New Protein Engineering
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UCLA Scientists Transform HIV into Cancer-seeking Missile
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Common Virus Becomes a New Target for Cancer Treatment
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Embryonic Stem Cells Treated with Growth Factor Reverse Hemophilia in Mice
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Reducing the Pain of Stem Cell Therapy
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La Jolla Man Cured of Heart Disease Using Stem Cells from His Own Blood
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Columbia Scientists Identify Potential Therapy For Kidney Failure
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Stanford Gets OK to Try Human Cells in Mouse Brain
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Research May Hold Promise For Treating Alzheimer’s
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Gene Therapy Approach To Replace Hairs Restores Hearing
Article 1    Article 2

Israeli Researchers Generate Cancer-killing Molecules
Artilce

Israeli Findings Increase Chances of Successful Pig Embryonic Tissue Transplant
Artilce

‘Bone glue’ Could Reduce the Need for Bone Transplants
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Transplant Alternative: Organ Cells, Cartilage in Capsules
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IVF Embryos May Be Starved of a Vital Ingredient
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Policy

U.S. Denies Patent for a Too-Human Hybrid
Scientist Sought Legal Precedent to Keep Others From Profiting From Similar ‘Inventions’
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Business

BUSINESS NEWS

Israel’s Teva to Partner with Gamida-Cell on New Leukaemia Cell Therapy
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Coriell Institute and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Launch Joint Stem Cell Research Program
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Bio-Matrix Developing Coating for Stem Cell, Tissue Instruments
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Aastrom Biosciences Widens Stem Cell Trial
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Australia’s Mesoblast Signs Agreement to Produce Adult Stem Cells for Clinical Trials
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Biotech Jobs vs. Morality
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Crucell and DSM Announce PER.C6® Licensing and Service Agreement with Roche for Protein Production
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Free Rent An Obstacle For San Francisco Stem Cell Bid
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Proneuron Announces Milestone Patent for Copolymer-1 (Cop-1)
Patent expands use of Cop-1, previously approved for the treatment of MS
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Cellerant Therapeutics Presents Preclinical Data Demonstrating Therapeutic Benefit of Expanded Myeloid Progenitors at 2005 Tandem BMT Meetings
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Sigma-Aldrich Introduces the TargeTron(TM) Gene Knockout System
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Trial of Insegia in Pancreatic Cancer Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint
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Xcyte Therapies Presents Results of Two Clinical Trials of Xcellerated T Cells
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ZymoGenetics Reports Results With Recombinant Human Thrombin
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MARKET REPORTS

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“Cell Therapy – Technologies, Markets, and Companies” is over 400 pages of the basic technologies, clinical applications, market analysis, and company profiles related to the cell therapy industry worldwide.For more information and to order see:

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The Immunotherapy Reports cover the most recent developments in the immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer.

A Shift in Cancer Immunotherapy Strategies?
Immunotherapy Strategies Executive Summary
Immunotherapy Strategies Table of Contents

Future Perspectives in Cancer Immunotherapy
Future Perspectives Executive Summary
Future Perspectives Table of Contents

Immunotherapy Reports Order Form

NIH



NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts – Week Of February 18, 2005

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NIH Ethics Rule May Leave Room for Informal Public-Private Partnerships
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New Policy Calls for NIH-Funded Studies to Be Publicly Accessible
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NCI Releases Software Tool for Sharing Microarray Data
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Amendments to RFA-AI-05-001 “Leadership of HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks”(NOT-AI-05-025)
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Notice Regarding NCI P50 Specialized Programs Of Research Excellence (SPOREs) Interim Guidelines (NOT-CA-05-013)
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Revised NIDA Policy Update for Mentored and Career Development Awards (K Awards) (NOT-DA-05-005)
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PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Functional Links between the Immune System, Brain Function and Behavior (PA-05-054)
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Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the  Neurosciences (PAR-05-055)
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CBER

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

Draft Guidance for Industry: Considerations for Plasmid DNA Vaccines for Infectious Disease Indications
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Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
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Blood Products Advisory Committee March Meeting
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Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee March Meeting
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Regulatory

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NEWS & UPDATES

UNITED STATES

FDA

Bush Nominates Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford to Head FDA
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FDA Clinical Trial Statutory and Regulatory Requirements;Public Workshop
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Scientific Considerations Related to Developing Follow-On Protein Products; Reopening of Comment Period
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Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
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Draft Guidance for Industry: Considerations for Plasmid Deoxyribonucleic Acid Vaccines for Infectious Disease Indications
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Report on the Performance of Drug and Biologics Firms in Conducting Postmarketing Commitment Studies; Availability
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Reviewer Guidance on Conducting a Clinical Safety Review of a New Product Application and Preparing a Report on the Review; Availability
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Australia and New Zealand Announce Start-up for the Joint Therapeutics Product Agency
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Meetings

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Careers

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JOB POSTINGS

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San Diego, California (California Institute of Regenerative Medicine)

Cellular Production Lead Technician
Seattle, WA (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Director of Cell Therapy
New York, NY (New York Blood Center)

 Post Doctoral Fellow (enter Requisition Code 0408577)
Somerville, New Jersey (Ethicon)

Principal/Senior Scientist (enter Requisition Code 0408581)
Somerville, New Jersey (Ethicon)

Product Manager (Immunology)
Vancouver, BC (StemCell Technologies)

Project Manager (Research & Development) NEW!
Vancouver, BC (StemCell Technologies)

Sales Representative
Vancouver, BC (StemSoft)

Scientist (enter Requisition Code 0408593)
Somerville, New Jersey (Ethicon)

Senior Software Developer Vancouver
BC (StemSoft)

Stem Cell Specialist
Philadelphia, PA (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

Quality Control Technologist
 Vancouver, BC (StemCell Technologies)

ISCT


International Society for Cellular Therapy
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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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