San Diego, CA, USA, July 18th, 2018 – Steminent Biotherapeutics Inc. (“Steminent” or “Company”) a private, clinical-stage cell-therapy company with offices in Taiwan, San Diego and Shanghai, is pleased to announce that the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has raised no objections to the Company’s Investigational New Drug (“IND”) application. This allows the Company to initiate its Phase II clinical trial for polyglutamine spinocerebellar ataxia (“PolyQ SCA”) to enroll patients at clinical sites in the United States. This is a key milestone for the Company’s international Stemchymal® SCA Phase II clinical trials program. [Read more…]
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be alarming, but thanks to stem cell treatments for COPD, the situation may not be as dire. Once a patient develops COPD, it means that he or she has developed complications to existing breathing problems. The chronic disease happens when inflammation in the lung interferes with airflow. Not being able to breathe properly and having frequent chest tightness can be distressing, especially when it is caused by a chronic disease, rather than a temporary illness like bronchitis. Thankfully, new options for treatment emerge every day. Among these options are stem cell treatments for COPD. [Read more…]
One of the best places to go for information on the rapidly moving field of stem cells is TED Talks. TED is a “nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks,” given in 18 minutes or less.
TED Talks on Stem Cells
In this article:
- What are TED Talks
- TED Talks Topics on Stem Cells
- Criteria for Choosing the Top 5 TED Talks about Stem Cells
- Top 5 Most Inspiring TED Talks About Stem Cells
What are TED Talks for Stem Cell Research
What are TED Talks
It was founded more than 30 years ago (1984) as a conference where “Technology, Entertainment and Design converged,” but it took until online video became widely available for TED to break into the public consciousness on a large scale. Now, these short talks given by thought leaders around the world are captured on video and stored on TED website as high-quality, high-definition footage.
Today, TED talks cover a massive range of topics in more than 100 languages. There is also a “TED Talk” app so that you can watch footage on your phone, tablet, or TV. Simply put, the term “TED Talk” has become a part of the public vocabulary.
TED Talks Topics: Stem Cells
Importantly, stem cell topics have broken on the “TED scene” as an important area of conversation. At my last count, I found more than 70 talks that mentioned stem cells within the transcript. [Read more…]
A question that I am frequently asked is, “How do you find a stem cell clinical trial?”
The short answer is, go to ClinicalTrials.gov and search for a stem cell clinical trial specific to your condition.
There are three steps:
- Go to ClinicalTrials.gov
- Search by the phrase “stem cells”
- Identify a clinical trial specific to your medical condition
Below, I go into more depth on how to approach this process. [Read more…]
Should stem cells be regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as drugs? This is a complex question and one that the FDA has continued to refine over the past several years.
FDA Regulation of Stem Cells
In the United States, cellular therapies are regulated by the FDA’s Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies (OCTGT) within the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). [Read more…]