Development of a global network of induced pluripotent stem cell haplobanks

Written by Regenerative Medicine

In an Editorial exclusively free for members, Ian Wilmut et al. from University of Edinburgh (UK) discuss the need for a global network of haplobanks to support the development and provision of cell therapies.

“An international network of mutually recognizable iPSC banks would enable the broadest access to this new generation of cellular therapeutics for people of different ancestral backgrounds.”

This Regenerative Medicine Editorial by Ian Wilmut, Stephen Leslie, Nicholas G Martin, Marc Peschanski, Mahendra Rao, Alan Trounson, David Turner, Marc L Turner, Shinya Yamanaka & Craig J Taylor discusses the establishment of a global network of haplobanks, including the advantages it would bring and challenges that need to be addressed.

Wilmut I, Leslie S, Martin NG, Peschanski M, Rao M, Trounson A, Turner D, Turner ML, Yamanaka S, Taylor CJ. Development of a global network of induced pluripotent stem cell haplobanks. Regen. Med. 10(3), 235—238 (2015).