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"Opportunities and Challenges in Commercializing Stem Cell Research" Media Panel, June 20, 2014



May 22, 2014

The International Society for Stem Cell Research to Present “Opportunities and Challenges in Commercializing Stem Cell Research” Media Panel, June 20, 2014

Panel will be held at the ISSCR’s 12th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada;
Dial-in Access Available

CHICAGO — The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 12th Annual Meeting, the largest international interdisciplinary forum dedicated to stem cell science, will host a media panel on June 20, 2014, discussing the opportunities and challenges in commercializing stem cell research and its application to treat disease. Following a review of the state of the field, panelists will provide insight into the challenges and complexities in obtaining funding, navigating global regulatory pathways, intellectual property and the value of collaborations on the road to commercialization. This diverse panel includes representatives from companies at the forefront of developing cell-based therapies and tools to support commercialization and clinical application of stem cell research.

Gregory Bonfiglio, J.D.
Founder/Managing Partner, Proteus Regenerative Medicine
Portola Valley, CA

Allen Eaves, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC
President/CEO, STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
Vancouver, Canada

Michael May, Ph.D.
CEO, Centre for Commercialization and Regenerative Medicine
Toronto, Canada

Darin Weber, Ph.D.
Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Mesoblast Ltd.
Melbourne, Australia                              

WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2014, from 7:45 - 8:45 a.m. PDT

WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada

  • Media interested in attending the panel in person should visit for details regarding complimentary registration.
  • Remote dial-in information available by request at

About the International Society for Stem Cell Research (
The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit membership organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

Sarah Tegel, Media Manager
International Society for Stem Cell Research


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