Corporate news 15.4.2020 16:07

Virtual press conference: Could Revolutionary Stem Cell Therapies Offer a Breakthrough for COVID-19 Patients?

Ljubljana, 15 April - The Slovenian Press Agency (STA), together with its partners, will host an online press event with several stakeholders to discuss whether revolutionary stem cell therapies could offer a breakthrough for COVID-19 patients. The debate in the English language, scheduled for 1 pm CET on Thursday, 16 April 2020, will be streamed at https://youtu.be/cbKAhVNS7DM.

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A laboratory of the company Educell.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is driving significant research in an effort to find effective remedies. These include potential vaccines to halt the spread of the disease and drugs that could cure it. It is also opening new potential for stem cell intervention.

Stem cell treatments have for years been unlocking evolutionary potential in health. To examine how they may be utilised to treat COVID-19 patients, the Slovenian Press Agency (STA), together with its partners, will host an online press event with several stakeholders to discuss the latest.

Contributing to the debate on potential stem cell therapies for COVID-19 patients will be:

- Dr Miomir Knežević, general manager of Slovenian stem cell company Educell

- Prof Dr Tamara Lah Turnšek, adviser to the director, Slovenian National Institute of Biology

- Dr Francesco Curcio, professor of clinical pathology at the University of Udine (Italy) and director of the department of laboratory medicine at the University Medical Centre of Udine

- Dr B. N. Manohar, CEO of Stempeutics India

The debate will examine early trials of stem cell therapy in COVID-19 patients in China, efforts to launch more extensive trials, and the impact of the current pandemic on the development of the stem cell industry more broadly.

It will also hear an address from internationally renowned scientist and biotech entrepreneur Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO of NantWorks.

The debate in the English language, scheduled for 1 pm CET on Thursday, 16 April 2020, will be streamed at https://youtu.be/cbKAhVNS7DM

Questions to the panellists will be accepted during the debate at klubsta@sta.si

We look forward to having you with us.

        
With the support of Interreg Italia-Slovenia project ARTE.

        
Dogodek je bil namenjen mednarodnim javnostim in je potekal v angleškem jeziku. Povzetek dogodka v slovenskem jeziku je na voljo na tej povezavi http://znanost.sta.si/2753321/v-boj-proti-koronavirusu-tudi-z-maticnimi-celicami.