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  • 20 March, 2020
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    ISSCR Urges UK Agency to Increase Enforcement for the Marketing of Unproven Products

  • 16 March, 2020
  • The ISSCR writes UK agency to urge for increased enforcement activities to prevent the marketing and commercialization of stem cell-related products.
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    ISSCR Comments on Need to Improve ClinicalTrials.gov Database to Prevent Abuse

  • 16 March, 2020
  • The ISSCR issues a comment letter urging that more efforts must be made to prevent the ClinicalTrials.gov database from being abused by clinics marketing unproven stem cell interventions.
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    ISSCR Statement on COVID-19

  • 6 March, 2020
  • We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the ISSCR annual meeting 23-27 June in Boston, US and to delivering an exceptional annual meeting. Even as the Society is immersed in preparations for ISSCR 2020, we remain acutely aware that our members may be personally and professionally affected by COVID-19, just as so many individuals and communities are across the world.
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    ISSCR Statement Regarding the Marketing of Unproven Stem Cell Treatments for COVID-19

  • 6 March, 2020
  • While stem cell research shows promise for numerous diseases and conditions, there currently are no approved stem cell-based approaches for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection.
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  • ISSCR Comments on Brazil’s Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products Regulation

  • 10 October, 2019
  • The ISSCR submitted comments to Brazil’s health regulatory agency (ANVISA) regarding the proposed regulations for advanced therapy medicinal products that urge national governments to “maintain rigorous review pathways to ensure that stem cell-based products conform to the highest standards of evidence-based medicine.”
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  • The ISSCR Releases Informed Consent Standard for Stem Cell-based Interventions

  • 12 August, 2019
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today released a professional standard of informed consent for stem cell-based interventions performed outside of formal clinical trials, such as the unapproved and unproven “treatments” offered by clinicians at direct-to-consumer clinics. The standard is meant to help ensure that patients are informed about the potential benefits and risks of stem cell-based medical interventions, and was developed with input from clinicians, ethicists, researchers, and regulators from around the world.
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  • ISSCR Applauds Landmark Court Ruling in Favor of FDA Regulating Stem Cell Therapies Offered by Florida Clinic

  • 7 June, 2019
  • The ISSCR commends the U.S. District Court ruling that confirms the FDA’s authority to regulate clinics marketing and selling unproven therapies as stem cell products. The clinic, U.S. Stem Cell, has injected cells derived from fat into the eyes of several patients, resulting in at least three being blinded.
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  • ISSCR Opposes Health and Human Services Policy Restricting Fetal Tissue Research

  • 5 June, 2019
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the largest professional organization of stem cell researchers from around the world, opposes the new U.S. Health and Human Services policy to eliminate federal funding for fetal tissue research in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program. This research has long been viewed as good public policy to improve human health and has proceeded with public support.
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  • ISSCR Commends U.S. House of Representatives Committee for Approval of NIH Funding Bill

  • 10 May, 2019
  • The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and defeated an amendment that would have prohibited federal funding for fetal tissue research.
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  • ISSCR Comments on New Biomedical Technology Regulations in China

  • 29 March, 2019
  • In response to draft regulations in China on gene editing and other potentially risky biomedical technologies, the ISSCR has submitted comments to the the country's National Health Commission Medical and Medical Administration Bureau.
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  • ISSCR Testimony in U.S. Congress Regarding Need for Fetal Tissue Research

  • 13 December, 2018
  • In written and oral testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, former ISSCR president Sally Temple describes fetal tissue research as essential in studying and developing therapies for cancer, HIV, Zika, tuberculous, and other devastating diseases.
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  • ISSCR Comments on Reports of Chinese Scientists Performing Genome-Editing During Fertility Treatment

  • 26 November, 2018
  • Reports indicate that scientists in China have used CRISPR-mediated genome editing during in vitro fertilization to modify the genetic material of two embryos that were subsequently implanted into a patient, leading to the birth of two babies. As ISSCR and a number of other organizations have previously stated, the use of nuclear genome editing technologies, such as CRISPR, during fertility treatment is premature and should not be attempted at this time.
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  • ISSCR Comments to FDA Regarding ClinicalTrials.gov

  • 21 November, 2018
  • In a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the ISSCR commented on proposed industry guidance for "Civil Money Penalties Relating to the ClinicalTrials.gov Data Bank."
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  • ISSCR Applauds FDA, FTC for Holding Deceptive Stem Cell Clinics Accountable

  • 16 November, 2018
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to StemGenex of San Diego after an investigation found its cellular therapy does not conform with good manufacturing practice requirements, is being illegally marketed to treat conditions for which it has not been proven safe or effective, and is putting patients at risk.
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  • ISSCR Comments on Horizon Europe

  • 2 October, 2018
  • The ISSCR has responded to the European Commission proposal and the European Parliament's amendments for Horizon Europe, the seven-year research and innovation funding program to follow Horizon 2020.
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  • ISSCR Responds to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Decision Regarding Fetal Tissue Research

  • 27 September, 2018
  • The ISSCR is troubled by the HHS decision to “conduct a comprehensive review of all fetal tissue research.” The directive appears to come after intensive lobbying efforts by special interest groups with the goals of delaying or curtailing scientific research that relies on fetal tissue.
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