Newsletter | November 19, 2019

11.19.19 -- Are Allogeneic MSCs Ready For Primetime?


Hello Cell & Gene readers,


Preclinical data suggests that allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) do not elicit robust immune responses in vivo, which may make them candidates for broadly applied therapeutic applications. In his insightful article, Dr. Bruce Bunnell, director of the Tulane Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Cell & Gene editorial advisory board member, details whether allogeneic MSCs are ready for primetime.


Considerable effort has been expended by both the sponsor and CDMO throughout the selection process. This article explores the execution phase of outsourcing with a focus on the context and planning of the kickoff meeting.


Erin Harris, editor in chief
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