Archive for June 2013

Student Ambassador Program Launches

A highlight of the April 2013 Vatican Conference was the launch by The Stem for Life Foundation of one of its key initiatives to spread awareness about the power and promise of cellular therapy – The Student Ambassadors for the Cellular Age Program. The Program featured an inaugural class of 26 students representing 12 countries and 6 continents. The Stem for Life Foundation seeks to inspire…

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T Cells Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Q&A with Neil Warma Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., is a publicly traded biotechnology company dedicated to the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases The Company’s leading therapy candidate, Tcelna™, is a T-cell immunotherapy that is in a Phase IIb clinical development program (the Abili-T trial) for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). The Stem for Life…

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Honorees Conference of the 2013 Vatican

Throughout the Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference, the Vatican and the Stem for Life Foundation honored individuals whose dedication and courage advanced the paradigm shift towards regenerative medicine. Such achievements were made through scientific research, business investments, and enduring treatment as patients. Pontifical Key Awards: Professor Silviu Itescu received the Key Innovator Award for his leadership and ingenuity in translational science and…

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SFLF President Honored by Vatican

Dr. Robin Smith President of SFLF Presented With Award by President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture At the April Vatican conference, Dr. Robin Smith, President of SFLF and Chairman and CEO of NeoStem, was presented with the Key Founder’s Award by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, for her work in driving forward the…

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Conference Summary

Leaders of faith, science, and government from around the world gathered in Vatican City from April 11 to 13, 2013, for The Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference: Regenerative Medicine – A Fundamental Shift in Science & Culture. The event, hosted by NeoStem, Inc., and the Pontifical Council for Culturealong with their affiliated foundations, SFLF and STOQ International, was the next step in…

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Partnership with the Vatican Extended to 2020

One significant outcome of the 2013 Conference was the announcement of the extension of the collaboration between the Stem for Life Foundation (SFLF) and the Vatican through May 2020. SFLF welcomes this opportunity to further develop this fruitful relationship, which has the potential to help millions around the world, both Catholics and non-Catholics, better understand adult stem cells and the growing impact they are having…

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