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Challenges in Ensuring hPSC Quality

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In September 2018, Nature Research in partnership with STEMCELL Technologies organized a one day Round Table event at Nature’s offices in London to discuss the challenges of ensuring reproducibility and rigor in hPSC research and realizing their potential in clinical applications. This event brought together a select group of experts from across the hPSC field.

The Round Table assessed the current challenges in defining quality standards for pluripotent cells lines for use to study development, in disease models or clinical applications, including drug screening as well as discussed the challenges associated with assessing and maintaining different states of pluripotency, as well as how to ensure genomic integrity for use in clinical studies.

Conversationalists include:

  • Peter Andrews, University of Sheffield
  • Ivana Barbaric, University of Sheffield
  • Peter Coffey, University College London
  • Andreas Kurtz, BCRT
  • Tenneille Ludwig, WiCell
  • Florian Merkle, University of Cambridge
  • Christine Mummery, LUMC, Leiden University
  • Malin Parmar, Lund University
  • Martin Pera, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Glyn Stacey, International Stem Cell Banking Initiative
  • David Turner, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
  • Ludovic Vallier, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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