Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Revisited – Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

Don’t miss our panel on induced pluripotent stem cells at the 2009 BIO International Convention in Atlanta, GA.
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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Revisited – Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
Breakout Sessions
Track: Exciting Science 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Room: B304

In 2006, scientists published research indicating that they had been able to induce mouse skin cells to be "reprogrammed" to an embryonic state. Science has continued to build upon iPS cells, broadening their applicability and learning more about how they might fit into personalized medicine. In addition, such cells are enabling ever more advanced screening technologies for drugs. This panel will build upon the discussion started at BIO 2008 and highlight the latest advances in iPS cells and discuss where science has progressed. Are we closer to developing therapies based on iPS cells? What needs to be done to obtain therapeutically relevant cells? Join in a discussion of the science behind the headlines, the future applications as well as the business and policy implications behind this potentially paradigm-shifting advancement.


Joydeep Goswami, PhD
Vice President, Primary and Stem Cell Systems
Life Technologies


Chad Cowan
Assistant Professor
Harvard University

Mahendra Rao, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Life Technologies

E. Edward Baetge, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Novocell, Inc

Joe Hammang
Pfizer Consumer Group