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European human Pluripotent Stem Cell Registry

Objective

Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research holds promise for regenerative therapies, offers a tool for drug discovery and toxicity tests, for studying human development, disease physiology and gene control. hESC lines are derived in an increasing number of laboratories accompanied by a widening scope of usage and application. This trend has not diminished since human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) became available as research and use of hESC and hiPSC rapidly co-develop. The advancing scope of the field, the increasing count of researchers, laboratories and institutions working with pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) and the ever growing number of hESC and hiPSC lines poses novel challenges, while further justifying the recognized need for a registry of hESC. This need has been addressed by establishing the European hESC registry (EU-hESCreg). The proposed project aims at sustaining and improving operability of EU-hESCreg, and to expand its content and usability in order to respond to the existing and anticipated challenges in the field. The European human pluripotent stem cell registry (EU-hPSCreg) will adapt its registration content and requirements to accommodate hESC and hiPSC. The inclusion of these most relevant pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) will broaden comparability and standardization of cell lines, advance knowledge dissemination and hence reduce the need for generating new hESC lines. The objective of the EU-hPSCreg is to promote access to hPSC lines and to provide transparency about their characteristics, to contribute to the harmonization of hPSC usage and develop it into an international hub. The project will (i) implement transparent criteria for registration, qualification and validation of hPSC, (ii) establish efficient means and tools for internal and external communication and dissemination of information , (iii) provide a reliable technical and regulatory basis for operation and (iv) establish efficient and strategic management.

Call for proposal

FP7-Adhoc-2007-13
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Coordinator

CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Germany

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eveline Fräßdorf (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 310 301,84

Participants (3)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA CENTRE DE MEDICINA REGENERATIVA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 933,16
Address
Dr. Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Gomez Clares (Mr.)
HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY HPA

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Buckingham Palace Road 151
SW1W 9SZ London

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amanda King (Mrs.)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 95 765
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amanda King (Mrs.)