The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Releases Q1 2019 Data Report, Highlighting Sector Trends and Metrics

The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) today released its most recent quarterly data report, offering an in-depth look at cell therapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and broader global regenerative medicine sector trends and metrics in the first quarter of 2019. By further curating information provided by ARM’s data partner Informa, the quarterly data report details

Read More


Researchers uncover mechanism blocking retina regeneration

A discovery opens the possibility of one day restoring loss of vision by activating the retina’s ability to regenerate. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Texas Heart Institutereveal in the journal Cell Reports that although the mammalian retina – a layer of specialized nerve cells that mediates vision and is located on the back

Read More


Genetically Modified Viruses Help Save A Patient With A ‘Superbug’ Infection

For the first time, scientists have used genetically modified viruses to treat a patient fighting an antibiotic-resistant infection. Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway, 17, began the experimental treatment after doctors lost all hope. She was struggling with a life-threateninginfection after a lung transplant. With the new treatment, she has not been completely cured. But the Faversham, England, teenager has

Read More


Oversight of Regenerative Medicine: FDA’s new regulatory approach

Regenerative medicine—a field that includes stem cells, bioengineered tissues, and gene therapies—holds great potential. In November 2017, the Food and Drug Administration updated its regulatory framework for these products. Peter Marks, who leads the agency’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), about the framework gave this interview. Q: What led FDA to update its regulatory framework

Read More


A mysterious dementia that mimics Alzheimer’s gets named LATE

A newly described dementia strikes people in their last decades of life. The disease, aptly named LATE, comes with symptoms that resemble Alzheimer’s disease, but is thought to be caused by something completely different. An international team of scientists and clinicians describe the disease and officially christen it LATE, which stands for the more technical description,

Read More