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Commercializing the Stem Cell Sciences

Commercializing the Stem Cell Sciences
A Book

by Olivia Harvey

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2012-10-16
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 190881814X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Promising new developments in biomedical technology such as stem cell science are widely endorsed by governments keen to reduce spiralling healthcare costs, clinicians focused on patient care, and patients demanding revolutionary new treatments. Commercializing the stem cell sciences offers a comparative analysis of the commercial methods adopted in the global stem cell industries. It seeks to establish whether there is an optimum commercial model and to examine what emerging companies can learn from their predecessors. Following an introduction to stem cell sciences and the problems involved in their commercialization, the book begins with a discussion of stem cell treatments from a global perspective, and the role of innovation in the commercialization of biotechnology in general. In the second half of the book, chapters focus on the different strategies that can be employed and their relative risks and values, before a conclusion that looks at potential new developments in the field. In-depth discussion of case studies of products undergoing development Focus on commercial optimization of stem cell treatments Analysis in a global context and covering a diverse range of countries

Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences

Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences
A Book

by Paul Sharpe,Ajaykumar Vishwakarma,Songtao Shi,Murugan Ramalingam

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2014-11-01
  • Pages : 900
  • ISBN : 9780123971579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The editors have compiled basic embryology and developmental biology with keen focus on stem cells, basic cell and matrix biology with relevance to tissue regeneration and repair, biomaterials (including nanotechnology) and current applications in various disciplines of dental science.

The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science

The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science
Regenerative Medicine in Transition

by H. Gottweis,B. Salter,C. Waldby

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2009-01-15
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 0230594360
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on a wide range of interviews and primary and secondary sources, this book investigates the dynamic interactions between national regulatory formation and the global biopolitics of regenerative medicine and human embryonic stem cell science.

Translational Stem Cell Research

Translational Stem Cell Research
Issues Beyond the Debate on the Moral Status of the Human Embryo

by Kristina Hug,Göran Hermerén

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2010-12-25
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : 9781607619598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For many years, the ethical discussion surrounding human embryonic stem cell research has focused on the moral status of the embryo. This text takes a wider moral berth and focuses on numerous ethical, legal and social aspects involved in translating the results of stem cell research into diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Translational Stem Cell Research is broken into ten sections. It opens with an overview of the latest in stem cell research, focusing on specific diseases and the treatment of burn victims. Part II discusses the issues involved in the many steps from bench to bedside, ranging from first research in vitro to clinical trials. Part III covers scientific, regulatory and ethical challenges to basic research, and Part IV details issues regarding stem cell banks. Part V explores ethical, economic and strategic issues involved in collaboration between universities and industry, and Part VI addresses legal problems raised by patents on human stem-cell based inventions plus the extent to which there can be technological solutions to a moral dilemma. Part VII presents imaginative ways of communicating research to the general public and how to create conditions for a constructive dialogue. Part VIII probes psychosocial and cultural factors affecting judgment and decisions about translational stem cell research, and Part IX explores problems and procedures raised by an examination of the evaluation of stem cell research projects in research ethics committees. The book closes with a look into the future of translational stem cell research and stem cell-based therapeutic applications.

Guide to Stem Cell Companies - 12th Edition

Guide to Stem Cell Companies - 12th Edition
The Global Directory of Stem Cell Research Companies, Research Product Suppliers and For-Profit Cord Blood Banks

by Inc. Datatrends Publications,Paul G. Ochs

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2010-10-22
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 9781453897669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Guide lists companies worldwide that are involved in the business of stem cell research. Besides companies actively developing stem cell-based therapeutics, the Guide lists for-profit umbilical cord blood stem cell banks as well as companies that provide supplies and services to stem cell researchers. More than 200 companies are included -- 206 to be exact! We do not claim that this is the definitive list of stem cell research firms. Companies (and executives) come and go all the time, while others refocus their corporate strategies toward nearer term product goals for financial reasons, etc. It's also important to point out that larger pharmaceutical and biotech firms are performing stem cell-related research intramurally in isolated business units or in partnerships with younger, smaller firms. Examples of this phenomenon include StemCells, Inc.'s acquisition of Stem Cell Sciences, Inc., and PerkinElmer's acquisition of ViaCell, Inc. Partnerships also abound. Pfizer agreed to commercialize a stem cell product (Multistem) with Athersys, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio. Other examples of these relationships include Novo Nordisk's (Denmark) collaboration with Sweden's Cellartis on stem cell treatments for diabetes; Johnson & Johnson's investments in Novocell and Tengion (East Norriton, Pa.); GlaxoSmithKline's investment in Harvard University's stem cell institute; and Novartis's and Roche's investments in Cellerix (Spain). This volume contains information about the big pharmaceutical entities only sporadically and referentially. Nevertheless, the Guide's comprehensive listings contain accurate contact information, up-to-date lists of senior management, overviews of corporate missions and research activities, and Web links to financial/funding/investor pages and corporate news pages, where available. Companies are listed alphabetically within major market, product or research category.

Regenerative Medicine Ethics

Regenerative Medicine Ethics
Governing Research and Knowledge Practices

by Linda F. Hogle

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-11-19
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 1461490626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book puts the ethics, policy and politics of stem cells into context in a way that helps readers understand why past and current issues have developed the way they have and what the implications are for their work going forward. It also addresses emerging issues as the field progresses towards clinical and industrial uses. While there is a superabundance of material on the ethics of embryo use and questions of embryonic "personhood," there is little that covers what practicing scientists and managers need to know in order to plan and execute responsible research. Furthermore, researchers funded by the NIH are required to have ethics training as a condition of the grant. As such, this book is an essential resource to all of these pre-professional students whether they plan to move into industry, government or academia.

Bioreactors for Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation

Bioreactors for Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation
A Book

by Joaquim M.S. Cabral,Claudia Lobato da Silva

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2018-09-03
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0429841817
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An international team of investigators presents thought-provoking reviews of bioreactors for stem cell expansion and differentiation and provides cutting-edge information on different bioreactor systems. The authors offer novel insights into bioreactor-based culture systems specific for tissue engineering, including sophisticated and cost-effective manufacturing strategies geared to overcome technological shortcomings that currently preclude advances towards product commercialization. This book in the fields of stem cell expansion, bioreactors, bioprocessing, and bio and tissue engineering, gives the reader a full understanding of the state-of-art and the future of these fields. Key selling features: Describes various bioreactors or stem cell culturing systems Reviews methods for stem cell expansion and differentiation for neural, cardiac, hemopoietic, mesenchymal, hepatic and other tissues cell types Distinguishes different types of bioreactors intended for different operational scales of tissue engineering and cellular therapies Includes contributions from an international team of leaders in stem cell research

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
Translational Pathways to Clinical Adoption

by Hematti Peiman,Sowmya Viswanathan

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2016-08-11
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 0128028408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mesenchymal Stromal Cells: Translational Pathways to Clinical Adoption provides the latest information on the necessary steps for successful production of stem cells for a clinical trial. Written by professionals with hands-on experience in bringing MSC therapies to the clinic, and building on the biology and mechanisms of action, this unique book covers the development and production of clinical-grade products that are suitable for use in humans. From design of a cell production facility, to obtaining regulatory approval and reimbursement issues, it is a useful guide for researchers and administrators across biomedical research. Provides methodologies for clinical MSC production, from designing a facility, to post-market approval Includes real-life examples of MSC production in academic centers and MSC production for biopharmaceutical clinical trials Offers a unique perspective on the clinical aspects of MSC studies Presents the principles of clinical trials that can be applied to the production of various cell therapies

Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine
Science, Regulation and Business Strategies

by Alain A. Vertes,Nasib Qureshi,Arnold I. Caplan,Lee E. Babiss

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-12-02
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN : 111997139X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a unique guide to emerging stem cell technologies and the opportunities for their commercialisation. It provides in-depth analyses of the science, business, legal, and financing fundamentals of stem cell technologies, offering a holistic assessment of this emerging and dynamic segment of the field of regenerative medicine. • Reviews the very latest advances in the technology and business of stem cells used for therapy, research, and diagnostics • Identifies key challenges to the commercialisation of stem cell technology and avenues to overcome problems in the pipeline • Written by an expert team with extensive experience in the business, basic and applied science of stem cell research This comprehensive volume is essential reading for researchers in cell biology, biotechnology, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering, including scientists and professionals, looking to enter commercial biotechnology fields.

Scientific Principles of Adipose Stem Cells

Scientific Principles of Adipose Stem Cells
A Book

by Lauren Kokai,Kacey Marra,J. Peter Rubin

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2021-09-01
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 0128193778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scientific Principles of Adipose Stem Cells provides readers with in-depth and expert knowledge on adipose stem cells, their developmental biologic origins, foundational research on ASC signaling mechanisms and immunomodulatory properties, and clinical insights into applications in regenerative medicine. Topics covered include basic adipose stem cell developmental biology and mechanisms of regulating self-renewal and activation in the stem cell niche, important methods for isolation and characterizing ASCs, and data on the impact on human demographics (age, sex, BMI) on ASC phenotype. A section devoted to ASC biology, ASCs for stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, and ASCs in tissue engineering applications are also included. The book is written for scientists and clinicians who are broadly familiar with stem cells and basic cell biology principles and those seeking advanced information on adipose stem cells. Coverage of basic adipose stem cell developmental biology (maturation process during embryogenesis) and mechanisms of regulating self-renewal and activation in the stem cell niche Includes important methods for isolation and characterizing ASCs, as well as known data any impact of human demographics (age, sex, BMI) on ASC phenotype An entire section dedicated to ASC biology, additional sections will be devoted to ASCs for stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, as well as ASCs in tissue engineering applications

Stem Cell Engineering

Stem Cell Engineering
A WTEC Global Assessment

by Robert M. Nerem,Jeanne Loring,Todd C. McDevitt,Sean P. Palecek,David V. Schaffer,Peter W. Zandstra

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-06-12
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 3319050745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book describes a global assessment of stem cell engineering research, achieved through site visits by a panel of experts to leading institutes, followed by dedicated workshops. The assessment made clear that engineers and the engineering approach with its quantitative, system-based thinking can contribute much to the progress of stem cell research and development. The increased need for complex computational models and new, innovative technologies, such as high-throughput screening techniques, organ-on-a-chip models and in vitro tumor models require an increasing involvement of engineers and physical scientists. Additionally, this book will show that although the US is still in a leadership position in stem cell engineering, Asian countries such as Japan, China and Korea, as well as European countries like the UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are rapidly expanding their investments in the field. Strategic partnerships between countries could lead to major advances of the field and scalable expansion and differentiation of stem cells. This study was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Science and Politics

Science and Politics
An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies

by Brent S. Steel

  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release : 2014-04-21
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 1483346315
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recent partisan squabbles over science in the news are indicative of a larger tendency for scientific research and practice to get entangled in major ideological divisions in the public arena. This politicization of science is deepened by the key role government funding plays in scientific research and development, the market leading position of U.S.-based science and technology firms, and controversial U.S. exports (such as genetically modified foods or hormone-injected livestock). This groundbreaking, one-volume, A-to-Z reference features 120-150 entries that explore the nexus of politics and science, both in the United States and in U.S. interactions with other nations. The essays, each by experts in their fields, examine: Health, environmental, and social/cultural issues relating to science and politics Concerns relating to government regulation and its impact on the practice of science Key historical and contemporary events that have shaped our contemporary view of how science and politics intersect Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies is a must-have resource for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics.

Craft in Biomedical Research

Craft in Biomedical Research
The iPS Cell Technology and the Future of Stem Cell Science

by Mianna Meskus

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-05-21
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1137469102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the new ways in which biology is becoming technology. The revolutionary iPS cell technology has made it possible to turn human skin and blood cells into pluripotent stem cells, thus providing an unprecedented opportunity to study the pathophysiology of diseases, understand human developmental biology, and generate new therapies. Drawing from a rich ethnographic study, Meskus traces the making of the iPS cell technology through the perspectives of clinical translation, laboratory experimentation, and tissue donation by voluntary patients. Discussing non-human agency, the embodied and affective basis of knowledge production, and the material politics of science, the book develops the idea of an instrumentality-care continuum as a fundamental dynamic of biomedical craft. This continuum, Meskus argues, opens up a novel perspective to the commercialization and industrial-scale appropriation of human biology, and thereby to the future of ethical biomedical research.

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
A Book

by Gilson Khang

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2017-06-26
  • Pages : 1440
  • ISBN : 1315341026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Millions of patients suffer from end-stage organ failure or tissue loss annually, and the only solution might be organ and/or tissue transplantation. To avoid poor biocompatibility–related problems and donor organ shortage, however, around 20 years ago a new, hybridized method combining cells and biomaterials was introduced as an alternative to whole-organ and tissue transplantation for diseased, failing, or malfunctioning organs—regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. This handbook focuses on all aspects of intelligent scaffolds, from basic science to industry to clinical applications. Its 10 parts, illustrated throughout with excellent figures, cover stem cell engineering research, drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanodevices, and novel and natural biomaterials. The book can be used by advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of stem cell and tissue engineering and researchers in macromolecular science, ceramics, metals for biomaterials, nanotechnology, chemistry, biology, and medicine, especially those interested in tissue engineering, stem cell engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Scientific Facts and Fiction

by Christine Mummery,Anja van de Stolpe,Bernard Roelen,Hans Clevers

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2010-11-23
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780123815361
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recent advances in the fields of medicine and technology have led to the development of stem cell therapy. A stem cell is a cell that has the potential to develop into many different types of cell in the body. It has the ability to divide and copy itself and at least one other specialized type of cell. Stem Cells was written to provide information about the development of stem cell therapy, which can be used in the fields of research and medicine. The main goal of the book is to provide readers with an overview of the scientific facts about stem cells and its promising effects on the human body, as well as on the creation of new drugs and medicines. The book also highlights the ongoing clinical research into stem cells and lists the therapies whose effectiveness is being investigated. Many scientists argue that stem cell therapy will be of great help to patients and society if it is proven to be safe and effective. Explains in straightforward, non-specialist language the basic biology of stem cells and their applications in modern medicine and future therapy Includes extensive coverage of adult and embryonic stem cells both historically and in contemporary practice Richly illustrated to assist in understanding how research is done and the current hurdles to clinical practice

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
A Book

by Eric E. Bouhassira

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2015-06-15
  • Pages : 1552
  • ISBN : 1483347672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, Second Edition is filled with new procedures and exciting medical breakthroughs, including executive orders from the Obama administration reversing barriers to research imposed under the Bush administration, court rulings impacting NIH funding of research based on human embryonic stem cells, edicts by the Papacy and other religious leaders, and the first success in cloning human stem cells. Stem cell biology is clearly fueling excitement and potential in traditional areas of developmental biology and in the field of regenerative medicine, where they are believed to hold much promise in addressing any number of intractable medical conditions. This updated second edition encyclopedia will expand on information that was given in the first edition and present more than 270 new and updated articles that explore major topics in ways accessible to nonscientists, thus bringing readers up-to-date with where stem cell biology stands today, including new and evolving ethical, religious, legal, social, and political perspectives. This second edition reference work will serve as a universal resource for all public and academic libraries. It is an excellent foundation for anyone who is interested in the subject area of stem cell biology. Key Features: Reader’s Guide, Further Readings, Cross References, Chronology, Resource Guide, Index A Glossary will elucidate stem cell terminology for the nonscientist Statistics and selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to milestones achieved in stem cell research Documents from Congressional Hearings on stem cells and cloning Reports to the President’s Council on Bioethics, and more

The Delivery of Regenerative Medicines and Their Impact on Healthcare

The Delivery of Regenerative Medicines and Their Impact on Healthcare
A Book

by Catherine Prescott,Dame Julia Polak

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1439836078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now that prohibitions against stem cell research are relaxing, it is time for the field to move forward with the advances that promise to eliminate so much human suffering. However, it would be naïve to ignore the fact that regenerative medicines pose a whole new set of challenges to an industry sector that for decades has geared itself to the development and delivery of traditional pharmaceuticals. Still, significant strides are being made. Unique in its focus, The Delivery of Regenerative Medicines and Their Impact on Healthcare delves into material not included in other books. Edited by Dr. Catherine Prescott and Professor Dame Julia Polak, two of the most respected authorities in stem cell research and the business of regenerative medicine, this text presents original firsthand accounts of experts from around the globe. Professor Polak starts by summarizing the progress made and the challenges currently facing the field both as a science and an emerging industry. This is followed by topics relevant to regulators, insurers, and investors as well as pharmaceutical and biotech researchers. Offering innovative insight on topics rarely covered, this volume: Details various innovative investment models Offers a detailed overview of cell-based products and therapeutic stem cell technologies Examines concerns over safeguarding intellectual property Looks at evolving regulations in the U.S. and Europe Discusses insurance and risk management and the establishment of reimbursement parameters This book reaches out to inform a wide audience across government, industry, and academia. It goes beyond the usual discussions to help invigorate the dialogue and present solutions that must occur at the crossroads of technology and commerce for regenerative medicines to realize their promise.

Proceedings of 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Cell and Gene Therapy 2018

Proceedings of 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Cell and Gene Therapy 2018
Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy : Volume 8

by ConferenceSeries

  • Publisher : ConferenceSeries
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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March 15-16, 2018 London,UK Key Topics : Stem Cell Therapies, Cell Culture and Bioprocessing, Viral Gene Therapy, Gene and Cell Therapy for Rare & Common Diseases, Tissue Science & Regenerative Medicine, Molecular Basis of Epigenetics, Clinical Trials on Cell & Gene Therapy, Cell Science and Stem Cell Research, Bioengineering Therapeutics, Nano Therapy, Gene Editing Technology, Advanced Gene Therapeutics, Genetics & Genomic Medicine, Ethical Issues in Cell and Gene Therapy, Markets & Future Prospects for Cell & Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy of Cardiovascular Disorders, Cell Therapy for Neurological Disorders, Regulatory and Safety Aspects of Cell and Gene Therapy, Commercialization,

Perinatal Stem Cells

Perinatal Stem Cells
A Book

by Kyle Cetrulo,Curtis L. Cetrulo, Jr.,Rouzbeh R. Taghizadeh

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-02-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1118497945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perinatal Stem Cells, 2nd Edition builds on the firstedition to provide an updated tutorial on perinatal stem cells,including stem cells harvested from the amniotic fluid, placenta,maternal blood supply, umbilical cord and Wharton's Jelly. As inthe first edition, coverage includes the underlying biology of eachof the sources of pregnancy related stem cells, cell culture, andpotential therapeutic uses, as well as insights on the impact ofthese stem cells from obstetricians and gynecologists,cardiologists, hematologists, tissue engineers, and cord bloodbankers. Normally discarded as medical waste, perinatal stem cells offera powerful therapeutic tool box alternative to the controversialembryonic stem cells. Since publication of the first edition, aburgeoning commerical industry has developed around various sourcesof perinatal cells, and the second edition now includes an overviewof this growing industry. With contributions from some of the top academic stem celllaboratories in the United States as well as new chapters frominternational stem cell scientists, Perinatal StemCells presents an update onthe cutting-edge research in the field whilemaintaining its signature clinical focus.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
New Frontiers in Science & Ethics

by Muireann Quigley,Sarah Chan,John Harris

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2012-03-27
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9814458082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fast-moving and ever-changing, stem cell science and research presents ongoing ethical and legal challenges in many countries. Each development and innovation throws up new challenges. This is the case even where new developments initially seem to solve old dilemmas. Sometimes it becomes evident that new science does not in fact solve old problems and, for that reason, the ethical issues remain. In recognition of this, this book presents innovative and creative analyses of a range of ethical and legal challenges raised by stem cell research and its potential and actual application. The editors of this collection have brought together experts from ethics and law to bring fresh perspectives on the use of and research on stem cells. The chapters in this collection range across a number of different issues in the debate on stem cells, from the ethical dilemmas of conducting stem cell research to those of the clinical application of stem cell technology. Each chapter gives an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the ethical or legal issues at stake. The early chapters give engaging new expositions on the permissibility of using embryos in stem cell research, in particular challenging our views about how we view and ‘construct’ the embryo in debates regarding stem cells. Later chapters move on to actual and potential clinical uses of stem cells and present novel arguments about these. Contents:New Frontiers in Stem Cell Science & Ethics: Current Technology & Future Challenges (Muireann Quigley, Sarah Chan and John Harris)The Monopoly of Moral Status in Debate on Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Sorcha Uí Chonnachtaigh)The Construction of the Embryo and Implications for Law (Sheelagh McGuinness)Legal Regulation of Human Stem Cell Technology (Loane Skene)Human Embryos in Stem Cell Research: Property and Recompense (Sarah Devaney)Against the Discarded–Created Distinction in Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Katrien Devolder)Stem Cell Therapies & Benefiting from the Fruits of Banned Research (Muireann Quigley)Who Do You Call a Hypocrite? Stem Cells and Comparative Hypocritology (Søren Holm)Stem Cell Research and Same-Sex Reproduction (Thomas Douglas, Catherine Harding, Hannah Bourne and Julian Savulescu)The Permissibility of Recruiting Patients with Spinal Cord Injury for Clinical Stem Cell Trials (Anna Pacholczyk and John Harris) Readership: Researchers and academics in bioethics, healthcare professionals, policy makers. Keywords:Stem Cells;Ethics;Bioethics;Stem Cell Law;Regulation;PolicyKey Features:Includes innovative and creative analyses of a range of ethical and legal challenges raised by stem cell research and its clinical applicationWill appeal to a diverse range of audiences concerned with how to address ethical, legal and policy issues regarding stem cells. It will be of particular interest to those who want to get a deeper and more nuanced understanding of some of the ethical and legal arguments since the chapters in this book present more than a mere overview of key issuesSeeks to combine a range of perspectives to dealing with the implications of a fast-moving stem cell science; in particular, bioethics and law. The ethical issues inherent in stem cell research are universal; as such, the book will appeal to readers (policy-makers, healthcare professionals, academics etc.) beyond the UK