Steering Committee to Evaluate Proposed Florida Institute of Regenerative Medicine First Meeting + More Cell and Gene Therapy Developments

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British Scientists Warn On Disruption In Cell and Gene Therapy Innovations

Alongside the European Commission’s recently closed Call for Comments on their upcoming Draft Guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practice for Advanced Therapies (which ended last week), a group of British researchers – Andrew Baker from the University of Edinburgh, Robin Ali from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, and Adrian Thrasher from University College London – published a paper calling for clarity in the cell therapy field in the wake of the British public’s June 23rd, 2016 vote to leave the European Union. The authors call the current uncertainty in the field as “potentially harmful.” The article, titled Impact of BREXIT on UK Gene and Cell Therapy: The Need for Continued Pan-European Collaboration, was published in the journal Human Gene Therapy. The authors express the desire, and hope, that pan-European and international scientific collaboration will continue regardless of the outcome of the political situation involving the United Kingdom.

Akron leads Florida institute for Regenerative Medicine Initiative

At this year’s annual BioFlorida conference, a special session dedicated to exploring the initiative of setting up a “Florida Institute of Regenerative Medicine” will take place. Led by Akron Biotech’s Claudia Zylberberg, the session will explore feasibility of such an institute to support and foster fast-growing regenerative medicine development and manufacturing efforts in the State of Florida.

Details with an agenda will be forwarded prior to the meeting.

The Florida Institute for Regenerative Medicine Steering Committee session will take place on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront at 225 E. Coastline Dr. (Room: Conference Center B) in Jacksonville, FL 32202.

The meeting is open to registration to interested parties. To learn more and register, go here.

This week: Akron attends Stem and Gene Meeting on the Mesa

This week, Akron will attend this year’s Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, and will participate in the associated Partnering Forum. The Partnering Forum takes place October 5 – 6, 2016, while the Scientific Symposium takes place on Friday, October 7, 2016. Please see the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa website for more details and to set up an individual meeting please contact us directly.

Upcoming: Akron to speak at Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Conference

Akron will participate in the Third Annual Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Conference, set to take place on November 12, 2016 at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Claudia Zylberberg will speak during the panel “A Drug’s Life: From Basic Science to Pharmaceuticals” alongside a number of other industry and academic panelists. To register for the event, follow this link.

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