Stem Cells and CancerIndia 2018 at Somaiya Vidyavihar
A one-day symposium on “Stem Cells and CancerIndia 2018” was organized by Sathgen Biotech, National Centre for Cell Sciences and Somaiya Vidyavihar. The symposium brought together renowned personalities in the field of cancer research including Dr Michael Clarke, academicians, research students and industry delegates. Dr Michael Clarke, associate director of Stanford Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and a pioneer in stem cell therapy of cancer, explained the role of stem cells in the treatment of degenerative diseases. Sathgen Biotech is a division of Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. and is actively involved in anti-cancer drug screening using novel methods. The laboratory has achieved some major breakthroughs in developing few anticancer stem cell molecules, which are showing better performance than the standard chemotherapeutic drugs. Shortly, these molecules would be taken ahead for IND filings and further preclinical trials.