Final AUTOSTEM plenary meeting, Aachen, Germany

The final AUTOSTEM meeting was hosted by Fraunhofer-IPT in Aachen, Germany. The two-day meeting was held December 11 and 12, 2018 and 32 partner representatives were present. Coordinator Mary Murphy (NUIG) welcomed, greeted and opened the meeting. Nora Ward (PT) reviewed the reporting requirements that are outstanding, the budgetary figures, deliverables achieved, milestones, scheduling, risk[…]

Aston University researchers present AUTOSTEM, win award and participate in training

AUTOSTEM partners at Aston University have had a busy autumn schedule. Three Aston researchers have been active in disseminating the progress of AUTOSTEM and recent findings. Drs Petra Hanga and Shibani Ratnayake attended the BESIG IChemE Novel Technologies in Industrial Bioprocessing Meeting that was held at CPI Darlington, the UK on the 11th and 12th of September 2018. Dr Ratnayake[…]

PI Prof Frank Barry delivers keynote at Zoobiquity Colorado

On October 5 and 6, 2018, Zoobiquity Colorado: Connecting Human and Animal Health through Regenerative Medicine will take place. Here, AUTOSTEM PI Prof Frank Barry of the Regenerative Medicine Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway will deliver a keynote presentation, ‘Cell Strategies for Arthritic Disease’. Zoobiquity Colorado aims to uncover the astonishing connection between human and animal health[…]

Prof Frank Barry takes AUTOSTEM on the road

AUTOSTEM PI Professor Frank Barry of NUI Galway has had a busy 2018 thus far. He has organised and been invited to present at several conferences, provide keynote talks and lead seminars around the world raising the profile of AUTOSTEM internationally within academic and industrial circles. Here is a list of events: Speaker on August 17[…]

Cell and Gene Therapy Industry Forum in Galway addresses opportunities for innovation

Leaders in industry and science met and discussed recent advances in cell and gene therapy research and development at an industry-focused event held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Meyrick Hotel in Galway, Ireland.  Industry representation included presentations from Takeda, ReNeuron, Avectas and Valitacell. AUTOSTEM Coordinator Mary Murphy presented the project’s mission, progress and[…]

ISEV 2018: “Exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells as a possible therapy for osteoarthritis”

A poster entitled “Exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells as a possible therapy for osteoarthritis” was presented by Maria Elisabetta Federica Palamà of the University of Genoa at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles ISEV 2018 Barcelona meeting. The meeting was held from 2-6 May 2018. The AUTOSTEM research study that was presented was carried out by E.[…]

AUTOSTEM presented at CÚRAM’s Annual Retreat

As an invited speaker, PI and Coordinator Mary Murphy presented AUTOSTEM at the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices annual retreat which took place on June 20, 2018, in Naas, Co Kildare in Ireland. CÚRAM supports industry from basic scientific research, through translational preclinical and clinical development, into regulatory and commercialisation readiness. The CÚRAM[…]

AUTOSTEM attracts attention at ISCT 2018

  AUTOSTEM Coordinator Mary Murphy presented AUTOSTEM at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) conference in Montréal, Canada which took place 2-5 May 2018. Mary presented a poster titled “Adaptation of the Robotic AUTOSTEM Platform for GMP-compliant Manufacture of Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells”. ISCT is a global association driving the translation[…]