Statement of Support for European Stem Cell Research, 2014

The International Stem Cell Funders Forum Statement – Europe 2014

The International Stem Cell Funders Forum strongly endorses the “Joint Statement Supporting Funding for Stem Cell and Reproductive Health Research in Europe 2014” (http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/EU-funding-for-stem-cell-research/index.htm) and the supporting evidence provided therein.

This calls on the European Parliament and European Commission to oppose the ‘One of Us’ Citizens’ Initiative that is seeking a ban on all financing of activities that presuppose the destruction of human embryos, including stem cell research.  Such a ban would have a negative impact… Read more...

2008 Press Release

Statement from the International Stem Cell Forum.

Members of the International Stem Cell Forum (ISCF) meeting today in San Francisco issued the following statement:

The ISCF supports stem cell research using both human embryonic and adult stem cells. The Forum also recognises that the demonstration of human induced Pluripotent Stem cells (iPS) opens up an exciting area of stem cell research. The technology is at a very early stage…

Milestone reached

More than 80 leading scientists from around the world have shared their knowledge about human embryonic stem cell lines to accelerate the discovery of potential therapies.

The scientists, part of the International Stem Cell Initiative, have characterised 59 human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines. As part of this, they have determined a set of markers within the cells to help scientists around the world reproduce their work and move… Read more...

Forum moves ahead

International Stem Cell Forum Annual Meeting, Singapore.
3 February 2007.

The International Stem Cell Forum (ISCF) held its 6th Annual Meeting today in Singapore. The meeting was hosted by the Singapore Stem Cell Consortium under the auspices of the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR). It followed three days of workshops on ethics and research and brought together the world’s leading agencies involved in funding stem cell research Read more...