Author Archives: jrowley

About jrowley

This blog is about the technology behind Regenerative Medicine - including, but not limited to, stem cells therapies, biomaterial-based devices, as well as tissue engineered products. My name is Jon Rowley. I have been in the Regenerative Medicine field since 1994 (undergraduate research), and have my PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Biomedical Engineering. I am currently an employee of Aastrom Biosciences, an adult autologous cell therapy company. You can see my professional creds at: http://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?trk=tab_pro Important Note: Absolutely everything posted in this blog is my personal opinion and is in no way the opinion of my employer, Aastrom Biosciences, or approved by anyone before it is posted. No warranties or other guarantees will be offered as to the quality of the opinions or anything else offered here.

Takin’ a short blog break

Currently, I am in the middle of moving my family to Frederick, Maryland. I am starting a new position at Lonza, and it may take a couple weeks to figure out how the blog fits with the new position/company. Please … Continue reading

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Q Therapeutics’ and Invitrogen’s Symbiotic Relationship

Q Therapeutics, a cell therapy company focusing on neural applications, recently announced a $15M series B financing that included funding from multiple venture capital (VC) groups as well as biotech tools provider Invitrogen. Q’s lead product, Q-Cells™, is an allogeneic … Continue reading

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The Developing Embyronic Stem Cell Clinical Landscape

ES cell biopsy from blastocyst. Continue reading

Posted in adult stem cell, Advanced Cell Technology, Athersys, Clinical Trials, Cytori, Embyonic Stem Cells, FDA, Geron, JNJ, Novocell, Osiris, Regenerative Medicine, spinal cord injury, stem cells | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Geron Bolsters Extensive Embryonic Stem Cell Patent Estate

Geron yesterday announced the issuance of US patent #7,326,572, helping to extend their patent protection around their embryonic stem (ES) cell platform technology in the area of treating type 1 diabetes. Currently, Geron owns an exclusive license from the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Career Strategy Tip: Read Job Posts, Even if You are Not Graduating for 2-3 Years

I always found it extremely useful to read and monitor job posts, even well before I had any reason to send out my resume. Reading about various jobs give you an understanding of 1) what jobs are out there that … Continue reading

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Cytori Announces Progress in Cardiac Regeneration Clinical Studies

Cytori Therapeutics announced that they have enrolled their first two patients in an acute myocardial infarction clinical trial using adipose-derived cells prepared using their Celution™ device. The Celution™ device is an automated, tissue processing unit that isolates cells from adipose … Continue reading

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Tengion Pioneers Autologous Tissue Engineered Regenerative Medicine Products

You have to hand it to Tengion, they are trying to tackle one of the largest challenges I can think of: producing tissue engineered organs and tissues from a patients own cells in unrelated indications (bladder, blood vessel, and kidney). … Continue reading

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