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11 November 2021, Online
IJMS Webinar | Amniotic Fluid and Placental Membranes as Sources of Stem Cells

Significant recent advances in the regenerative therapy have intensified the research on different sources of stem cells. Although embryonic and adult tissues can be used for the isolation of pluripotent stem cells, significant limitations, including ethical concerns, complexity of isolation/culture and tumorigenicity, have hindered translation of laboratory findings into clinical practice.

Stem cell research drew the attention toward amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid stem cells, since these sources possess many advantages: first of all cells can be extracted from discarded fetal material, secondly abundant stem cells can be obtained and finally, these stem cell sources are free from ethical considerations and tumorigenicity. Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and membranes possess embryonic stem cell-like differentiation capability and, similar to mesenchymal stem cells, are also able to modulate the local immune response. Their reduced immunogenicity and immunomodulatory properties allow their use in allo and xeno-transplantation settings. These, and other properties, make these cells attractive for cellular therapy.

This webinar features four eminent related experts covering researches into molecular biology, biochemistry, and physiology of amniotic fluid and placental membranes as sources of stem cells.

The following experts will present and talk:

  • Prof. Dr. Tullia Maraldi, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Valentina Russo, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Nicholas R. Forsyth, School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering, Keele University, UK
  • Dr. Sveva Bollini, Experimental Biology Unit, Department of Experimental Medicine (DIMES), University of Genova, Italy

When? 11 November 2021 at 2:00pm CET | 8:00am EDT | 8:00pm CST Asia

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