Panel Discussion: iPSC expansion and differentiation

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Panel Discussion: iPSC expansion and differentiation

2020  |  RegMedNet

The creation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) revolutionized the regenerative medicine field in 2006 when Shinya Yamanaka created his famous pluripotency cocktail of four factors. For the first time the world had the prospect of a near infinite source of autologous stem cells for regenerative therapies. However, difficulties in producing the correct conditions to differentiate cells, as well as the questionable functionality of differentiated cells have all plagued the field.

As part of the RegMedNet spotlight on iPSC expansion and differentiation in 2020, this panel discussion, featuring experts from institutions across the world, focuses on the variations in methods and the challenges faced by scientists working with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). It aims to assess the current state of the field by discussing the many different techniques used in iPSC differentiation and expansion and will consider how these processes may evolve in the future.

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