Accelerating cures: funding stem cell innovation & ideas in an evolving cell therapy space
September 05, 2022
The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) is a well-established US state fund aimed specifically at driving the development of new medical strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of human diseases, injuries, and conditions through human stem cells. Here, we discuss the MSCRF’s specific activities and goals with Executive Director, Dr Amrithar Jaishankar, and get her take on how best to develop collaborative research programs and promote commercialization of stem cell technologies.
What are you working on right now?
How and why did MSCRF get its start?
How have MSCRF’s goals and areas of activity evolved in recent times?
What drew you to your current role?
How does MSCRF keep innovation moving into and through the clinic?
Which stem cell therapy modalities/indications/platforms will drive the field forward?
What are some key goals and priorities for your work over the next 12-24 months?