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Senators introduce regenerative medicine bill

  • Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduce legislation that will establish a national strategy to support regenerative medicine (RM) research.
  • Among the requirements of the Regenerative Medicine Promotion Act are: a report by the GAO identifying all ongoing federal programs and activities pertaining to RM, the establishment of a Regenerative Medicine Coordinating Council and the maintenance of a national strategy for the promotion of RM R&D.
  • Companies involved in the space include ONVO, HART, CUR, CYTX, STEM, ATHX.
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  • lbashaw
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    TNGN has proprietary regenerative tech
    14 Mar, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • skippy the kangaroo..
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    TNGN r u for real?
    16 Mar, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • mgaines0225
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    I agree that TNGN should be on this list.
    16 Mar, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • wafflemaker
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    CUR jumped on this news, to no one's surprise.
    14 Mar, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • jgoldston0
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    That's the spark this stock needed for the next leg up!
    14 Mar, 02:18 PM Reply Like
  • Homeeoo
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    Organovo here we come...American company...under American regulations...doing good under American legislation....
    14 Mar, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • THE DISCOVERER
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    I'm just stunned that ACTC isn't mentioned above as being in the Regenerative Medicine "space". They are, unfortunately, in a news black out right now because they are publishing their interim TLD in a peer reviewed journal, which takes Toooooo long.

     

    However, their SMD and AMD results have been nothing short of stunning, as has leaked out. Their stem cell treatment regenerates the RPE layer of the eye and saves the rods and cones that would otherwise die. In a 'slip', Dr. Lanza, the genius behind ACTC, said one patient had moved from 20/400 to 20/40 and is able to drive again.

     

    So, whoever is responsible for keeping track had best broaden their net, imho.
    14 Mar, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • MichaelJ8
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    shhh... i don't want anyone to know about ACTC until its too late... let me accumulate more at a cheap price for as long as I can....
    14 Mar, 05:08 PM Reply Like
  • glider549
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    Then why the phony comment?
    16 Mar, 02:58 AM Reply Like
  • Tile
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    If $BCLI is not included, the list is not complete.
    14 Mar, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • brewbob47
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    Why isn't Neostem (NBS) included? Knowing our greedy Representatives, it was probably "pay to play". Just kidding, although it wouldn't surprise me.
    14 Mar, 03:29 PM Reply Like
  • gatlingg
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    seeking alpha probably provided the list but whoever did it the list is incomplete. Of course we don't know the definition contained in the senate legislation which could limit participation.
    14 Mar, 03:36 PM Reply Like
  • matty0454
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    About time something like this has happened.long overdue legislation.
    14 Mar, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • Curtisayee
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    BCLI is not an American company, but they have certainly gotten a lot of support from the Israeli government.
    14 Mar, 04:54 PM Reply Like
  • KWorono
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    Great that public opinion of regenerative medicine is high, but we'll have to see if this bill passes. Funding for research is already pretty tight. How are they gonna scrap together a budget for this thing?
    14 Mar, 05:25 PM Reply Like
  • MedGuy103
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    Budget deficit has declined over 200B year over year. There's some room.
    14 Mar, 06:37 PM Reply Like
  • wafflemaker
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    None of this matters when it comes to some of the big players. They're already spending the money and clinical trials are having success. We're about 5 years behind the Japanese on this one. The news sent share prices skyrocketing -- CUR, specifically -- because it confirmed what people were feeling. This isn't the future of medicine, it's quickly becoming the present. I was scared, but CUR could be 100-300 dollars a share in a couple of years. And closer to the latter number to boot.
    14 Mar, 11:58 PM Reply Like
  • luciusrwebb
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    SVFC should also be included on this list
    15 Mar, 12:25 AM Reply Like
  • RBerutti
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    Why scrap together a budget? They will just steal it from our kids and grandkids like they do with everything else. In the meantime, at least our stocks will see some benefit.
    15 Mar, 02:13 AM Reply Like
  • ECapo
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    " establish a national strategy to support regenerative medicine (RM) research."
    can anybody tell me what this really does that is going to help unless it gives more money to support research?
    15 Mar, 12:53 PM Reply Like
  • seswoles
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    ATHX is the company with the best chance of becoming the next biotech Titan
    15 Mar, 11:49 PM Reply Like
  • captdot
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    I guess I'm not as positive about the government getting involved. Burdensome regulations, which is the wont of most bureaucrats, can stifle many good intentions and innovation.

     

    Anyone know the number of the bill? I can't find the text. It's always interesting to read the full text to see what is really in it. Also, it will be interesting to see any differences between this bill and those previously introduced in 2010 & 2011.

     

    I found that a council (bureaucracy) will be established by DHHS to develop and maintain a national strategy for the promotion of regenerative medicine research and development. The Council would be tasked with identifying priorities and sources of funding for research into regenerative medicine and recommending policies to overcome barriers in research and product development. We shall see...
    16 Mar, 12:07 PM Reply Like
  • hhess13892
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    Does this mean we all get free printers?
    16 Mar, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • toosmarttofail
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    Peer-reviewed article says hESCs about 30,000x more potent than adult cells:

     

    http://1.usa.gov/Q6byl3

     

    As I've been saying, adult cells are *pure junk* compared to embryonic.
    23 Mar, 11:50 PM Reply Like
  • jsijimmy
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    "...and the maintenance of a national strategy for the promotion of RM R&D..."

     

    The government is going to establish a national strategy for the promotion of RM R&D??? LOL! We can't pass a budget, but we can create a strategy for research into regenerative medicine...

     

    Haven't all the companies in this area established their own strategies and are doing just fine without any help from government up to this point?
    28 Mar, 10:43 PM Reply Like
  • ECapo
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    jsijimmy
    very well put!
    29 Mar, 11:43 AM Reply Like
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