IFATS Recommendations for FDA Regulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products

International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Sciences (IFATS) 45 Lyme Road - Suite 304 Hanover, NH 03755 USA Tel: 1-603-643-2325, Fax: 1-603-643-1444   September 26, 2016   Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852   Re: FDA-2014-D-1856 - Comments to

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Purest Liver-like Cells to Date Generated from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a new methodology for purifying liver cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that could facilitate progress toward an important clinical goal: treating patients with disease-causing liver mutations by transplanting unmutated liver cells

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Breakthrough in scaling up life-changing stem cell production

Scientists from the U.K. and Sweden have discovered a new method of creating human stem cells that could solve the problem of meeting large-scale production needs, allowing researchers to fully realize the potential of stem cells for understanding and treating disease. Human pluripotent stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have

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New Stem Cell Research Shows Promising Results for Muscular Dystrophy

The term muscular dystrophy (MD) refers  to a group of disorders in which a genetic abnormality causes muscles responsible for controlling movement to become weak, and muscle mass to be lost. These inherited disorders usually affect voluntary (skeletal) muscles, although weakness can also extend to the muscles that control respiration and

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Scientists Confirm Reprogrammed Adult Stem Cells Identical to Embryonic Stem Cells

Photo: iPS cells feature - reprogrammed stem cells: Credit: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Russian researchers have concluded that reprogramming does not create differences between reprogrammed and embryonic stem cells. Stem cells are specialized, undifferentiated cells that can divide and have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in

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Stem Cell Research Goes Crimson: International Leader in Stem Cell Research Named New Dean of Harvard Medical School

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School's newly appointed dean, led dozens of international colleagues in developing ethical guidelines for stem cell research. On March 9, 2009, President Barack H. Obama issued Executive Order 13505: Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research involving Human Stem Cells, stating that the Secretary of

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Adult tissues that serve as sources for stem cells

Where do adult stem cells come from? Adult stem cells receive much interest in the scientific community thanks to their ability to self-renew and generate numerous types of cells and tissues. There are two categories of stem cells: embryonic and adult. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which have the ability to

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Stem cells may be used for healing damaged lungs

Healing damaged lungs with stem cells. A New study published by scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests that stem cells may be used for repairing damaged lung tissue. This discovery gives new hope for treating conditions like bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis or emphysema, which affect more than 35 million

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The Language of Stem Cell Medicine: What are They? What Makes Them so Special? And What do all Those Acronyms Mean?

Stem cell medicine is based on the concept that physicians can harness the body’s own reserves to heal itself, rather than relying exclusively on drugs or invasive surgical procedures. Stem cell medicine works by deals engineering human stem cells to replace or restore damaged or diseased organs or tissue, or establish

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Adipose Stem Cell Therapies are Revolutionizing Plastic Surgery, and Demand is High

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Adipose stem cells (pictured) harvested from body fat. (Photo: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News). The discovery of abundant stem cell populations in body fat tissue changed everything the medical community thought it knew about stem cells overnight. Now, adipose stem cell therapies are driving the plastic and cosmetic surgery industries,

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