Mary Archer to chair East of England Stem Cell Network

18 May 2005

Dr Mary Archer is to chair the new East of England Stem Cell Network, an initiative funded by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and co-ordinated by the Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park (CGKP) in partnership with the Cambridge Network, the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, and the Eastern Region Biotechnology Initiative (ERBI).The Eastern region has a large number of centres of excellence in all aspects of stem cell medicine and research, and the new network links academic, medical and commercial partners to foster collaboration and ensure that the region continues to play a key role in this area both nationally and internationally.

Stem cells are cells that have the ability to divide (replicate) indefinitely; under certain conditions they can also give rise to different types of specialised mature cells that make up tissues

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