Volume 6.13 | Mar 16

Volume 6.13, March 16, 2005
     In this issue: Science | Policy | Business | NIH | CBER | Regulatory
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Top Stories

Story: Viacell & Genzyme Strike Partnership in Race for Diabetes Cure
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Story: Researchers Devise Way to Mass-Produce Embryonic Stem Cells
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Science

Human Embryonic Stem Cells Grown Animal-free
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Heart Stems Cells Located in Mice
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Two Chemical Compounds Boost Immune Cells’ Ability to Suppress HIV Without Gene Therapy, UCLA AIDS Institute Study Finds
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‘Smart’ Immune Cells Kill More Cancer
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MIF Knockout Mice Protected From Type 1 Diabetes
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Cancer Cells Put into Deep Sleep
Scientists have found a way to block the development of cancer by putting tumour cells into a permanent coma.
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Silence the Gene, Save the Cell: RNA Interference as Promising Therapy for ALS
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Cytokine IL-17E Enhances Virulizin’s Antitumor Activity
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Craze for Stem Cell Therapy Spreads in Russia Despite Danger Warnings
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Anti Cancer Virotherapy Well Tolerated in First Human Administration
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First Korean Stem Cell-Based “Dream Drug” Enters Commercial Testing
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ABSTRACT, REVIEWS, & SPECIAL REPORTS

Cryopreservation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells without the Use of a Programmable Freezer
Abstract

Differentiation of Adult Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Schwann-like Cells In Vitro
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Immunotherapy with Autologous Antigen Presenting Cells for the Treatment of Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer
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Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) as Therapeutic Cytoreagents for Gene Therapy
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Parkin Gene Therapy for alpha-Synucleinopathy: A Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease
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Policy

UK Leads Race to Produce World’s First Clinical Grade Stem Cells
The University of Sheffield has received a 2.6m grant to create some of the world’s first embryonic stem cell lines that can be used for medicinal purposes.
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Massachusetts Poll Backs Research on Stem Cells, But Opposes Cloning
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Bay Area Council and Bay Area Economic Forum Jointly Announce Their Endorsement for Stem Cell Headquarters
Letter to Site Search Committee Explores Strength of Region
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UCLA Launches $20M Stem Cell Institute to Investigate HIV, Cancer and Neurological Disorders
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Business

BUSINESS NEWS

Agilent Technologies Introduces LC Column for Separation of Complex Protein Samples; Product Enhances Protein Detection and Identification for Biomarker Research
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Chromos to Acquire Anosys
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Coratus Genetics Picks PPD for Gene Therapy Trial
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Gamida Cell Names Dr. Yael Margolin as the Company’s New President and CEO; StemEx Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation
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Biopharmaceutical Pioneer GammaCan Announces Commencement of Phase II Clinical Trial
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Greer Executive Vice President to Present at 61st Annual American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Meeting
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ImmunoGen Gets $2 Million Milestone Fee From Sanofi-Aventis Group
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Nanogen Issued Patent for Ligation-Based Strand Displacement Amplification Technologies for DNA Analysis
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Seattle Genetics Achieves Milestone under Antibody-Drug Conjugate Agreement with Genentech
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MARKET REPORTS

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“Gene Therapy – Technologies, Markets, and Companies” is over 500 pages of the basic technologies, clinical applications, market analysis, and company profiles related to the gene therapy industry worldwide.
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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

Notice of Limited Competition Request for Competing Applications: NHLBI Minority Undergraduate Biomedical Education Program

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Genomics of Transplantation Cooperative Research Program(RFA-AI-05-022)
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NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (PAR-05-070)
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Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (PAR-05-071)
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CBER

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

SOPP 8508 – Procedures for Handling Adverse Reaction Reports Related to “361” Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps)
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Medical Devices; Hematology and Pathology Devices; Reclassification from Class III to Class II of Automated Blood Cell Separator Device Operating by Centrifugal Separation Principle; Proposed Rule
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ICH Guidance for Industry: M2: eCTD Specification; Questions & Answers and Change Requests
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Substantially Equivalent 510(k) Device – COBE Spectra Apheresis System & Trima Automated Blood Component Collection System – (Gambro BCT, Inc)
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Substantially Equivalent 510(k) Device – ALYX Component Collection System – (Baxter Healthcare Corp)
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Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Roster – Update
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Blood Products Advisory Committee Roster – Update
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Regulatory

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NEWS & UPDATES

UNITED STATES

FDA
Hubbard to Retire From FDA; Lutter to Serve as Replacement
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Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
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NEW ZEALAND

Medsafe
GMP Certified Contract Testing Laboratories
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Meetings

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Careers

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Acting President
San Diego, California (California Institute of Regenerative Medicine)

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

Director of Biostatistics & Epidemiology 
Rockville, MD (Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research)

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

Director of Research Programs 
Toronto, Ontario (Ontario Genomics Institute)

Faculty Positions in Stem Cell Research 
Ottawa, Ontario (Ottawa Health Research Institute)

Pharmacologist (enter Requisition Code 0412768)
Exton, Pennsylvania (Therakos, Inc.)

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

Post Doctoral or Engineer Positions 
Toronto, Ontario (Centre for Computational Biology Hospital for Sick Children)

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

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

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

Senior Scientist 
Brussels, Belgium (Beta-Cell NV)

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

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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Profiled Journal

 

ISCT ACQUIRES NEW JOURNAL TO MERGE WITH CYTOTHERAPY
Cytotherapy now incorporates Cytokines, Cellular and Molecular Therapy Journal
 

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Current Volume
:Volume 7, Number 1 / March 2005

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
contributions from researchers, clinicians, technicians and individuals involved in regulatory aspects of cell therapy.
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