First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository

April 18, 2017

(The Scientist) – In an effort to make it easier for researchers to develop stem cell–based therapies, the UK Stem Cell Bank is offering several ready-to-go human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines derived from donated tissue that originated at in vitro fertilization clinics in the U.K. This is the first such bank of its kind. With appropriate consent and the use of clinical-grade manufacturing protocols, the lines were derived with the intent of applying them therapeutically, not just for research.

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