Stem Cells Live: Current and Future Trends in Regenerative Medicine

Challenging opening comments by Greg Bonfiglio to initiate this discussion session with a bang. A series of complications have hit the industry in recent days: failure of the Athersys phase two trial, federal reimbursement for wound healing Apligraf (Organogenesis) cut. The question posed is, ‘where is the industry now and are these events predicative of the future?’ Alain Vertes, Managing …

Seed funding start-ups in Emerging Technologies: perspectives on cell therapeutics

Syndicate Innovation Venturing: “Bringing together actors from complementary economic sectors in a ‘non-zero sum game' partnership to conduct seed funding in technology areas with blockbuster potential” Alain Vertes, General Managing Partner & Co-founder at Park BioVentures (and previous Global Alliance Director at Roche) delivered a presentation at the 2012 World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress to discuss strategic biotech …