Lecture: Masayo Takahashi – First application of iPS cells in human

by Alexey Bersenev on November 27, 2014 · 2 comments

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Today I was enjoying watching Masayo Takahashi’s talk, recorded on November 26, 2014. Masayo Takahashi is a scientist and physician behind the world’s first transplant of iPS cell-derived product (Retinal Pigment Epithelium – RPE) in human.

A teaser – by watching this video you may learn:

  • Why RPE cells is an ideal product for the first even iPS cell application in human
  • How long does it take to manufacture clinical iPS-RPE product for transplant
  • What was Sasai’s role in moving RPE cell transplantation to clinic
  • How to reduce the cost of iPS-RPE transplant 10x or even 100x times
  • What quality control assays were performed on iPS-RPE product before first transplant in human
  • How iPS cell and retinal prosthesis could share therapeutic niche in the future
  • Why iPS cell jumped to clinic so fast since its discovery

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Michael Buratovich November 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Remarkable talk. Fascinating.

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