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CELLCAN WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBERS We want to wish Helen Yu and Leah Kesselman a warm welcome to the CellCAN team as our two new Scientific Knowledge Managers. Helen and Leah are joining the team to further support the knowledge mobilization efforts of the Network and the broadening of our training offer in the following months.  BUILDING A STRONG CANADIAN NETWORK ...'

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  • 27/05/2019

CellCAN Strategic Forum: Innovation in Cell and Gene Therapies to the Service of Canadians

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The cell and gene therapy revolution is clearly under way in Canada, and it is time to double down our efforts to bring the medical treatments of the future to the Canadian patients. This is one of the major conclusions of the second CellCAN pan-Canadian Strategic Forum, Cell & Gene Therapy Revolution: Time to Gown Up! that just ended in Toronto. Organized in partnership with the Center for Commercialisation of Cancer Immunotherapy (C3i) and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative M...'

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  • 26/03/2019

CTSG December 2018 Update

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We had our bi-annual Cell Therapy Stakeholder Group (CTSG) meeting with Health Canada on December 4, 2018. 6 Agenda items were presented and discussed at this meeting. Approved meeting minutes are available at the following address: www.cellcan.com/ctsg. The first agenda item included a welcome, roundtable and announcements of retirements and new appointments. Cathy Parker co-chair of the CTSG group and Director General of BGTD announced her retirement effective December 24, 2018 and in...'

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  • 04/03/2019

12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Injections in the USA

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How to protect yourself and your loved ones On December 20, 2018, the New York Times issued an article on the cases of 12 people who got seriously ill following stem cell injections. “The people who became ill after receiving the Genetech (Ed: the Californian company responsible for the contaminated blood products) products had been given injections into their knees, shoulders or spines to treat painful conditions like arthritis or injuries. They contracted infections in their bloodstream...'

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  • 21/12/2018

Hands-on GMP workshop

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One of CellCAN's Network Affiliate, the Centre d'Excellence en Thérapie Cellulaire (CETC) in Montreal, was the host of a hands-on GMP workshop from October 14th to 16th, 2018. This exclusive training, organized by CellCAN in partnership with C3i, gave the opportunity to learn the essentials of GMP requirements from experts illustrated by several experiences from actual clinical trials. Thanks to a mixture of lectures and hands-on training, participants were able to transform knowledge in...'

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  • 14/10/2018

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