Alpha Stem Cell Clinics: Delivering a New Kind of Medicine

CIRM’s Alpha Stem Cell Clinics white paper is now available.

CIRM convened a workshop on November 14 and 15, 2012, in Palo Alto, California, to discuss the creation of a sustainable footprint of excellence in clinical research for advancing the testing and delivery of effective and safe stem cell-based therapies. The group comprised ~70 scientists, clinicians, cell manufacturers, clinical trial and regulatory experts, members of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, investors and funding agencies, patient advocates, and experts on health care economics and insurance. They were asked to consider how the existing California clinical infrastructure could be enhanced to accelerate the implementation of well-designed and safe clinical trials for experimental stem cell therapies, with the long-term goal of improving healthcare. This video provides a behind the scenes view of the workshop through interviews with some of the participants.

Some footage courtesy of David Alvarado, Katie Sharify, Stephen McKenna and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.