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Accolades and achievements abound in the bios of our Leaders, Scientific Advisors and Board Members, including the isolation of purified populations of human neural stem cells and human liver engrafting cells, as well as the discovery of hematopoietic (blood), brain and peripheral nervous system stem cells.

When it comes to credentials in the stem cell field, StemCells is unsurpassed. Whether they have come with backgrounds in biology or business development, medicine or manufacturing, finance or regulatory affairs, each and every member of our organization has exceptional qualities and capabilities in their respective areas of expertise. We fervently believe that the extraordinary and diverse team of accomplished scientists and business leaders we have assembled from 17 different countries of origin, combined with a “can do” team spirit shared throughout the organization, will carry us through to succeed in achieving our mission.

With stem cells, we’re looking at changing people’s lives rather than just treating their diseases.
The most exciting part of the science to me is the idea that at some time in the not too distant future, we might actually be able to improve the course of people’s lives. Today, for people with chronic diseases, it’s a lifetime of juggling treatments and constantly taking medications. What if we could treat patients just once and alleviate their condition for life? Stem cell transplantation holds the promise of a one-time intervention, and possibly even a cure, rather than subjecting patients to continual, ongoing treatments and protocols.
Earlier in my career, I was involved with the discovery of the hematopoietic stem cell and the clinical translation of these cells in a study of metastatic terminal breast cancer patients who had failed all other therapies. Over a decade later, some of the women treated are still thriving. My hope is that we will be able to see this same kind of success with CNS and liver stem cells.”

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With stem cells, we’re looking at changing people’s lives rather than just treating their diseases.
The most exciting part of the science to me is the idea that at some time in the not too distant future, we might actually be able to improve the course of people’s lives.
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Ann Tsukamoto, PhD
Executive Vice President, Research & Development