Stem cell research and therapy in the Islamic Republic of Iran: pioneering in the Islamic world

Tahereh Miremadi*, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh, Nasser Aghdami, Mohsen Gharanfoli, Mohammad Vasei, Azam Kouhkan, Hossein Baharvand

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Abstract

In the early 2000s, the Iranian stem cell research and technology had a relatively strong start that benefited from religious blessings, political and public support, as well as scientific endeavors on the part of non-governmental and public research organizations and universities. Later on, it developed a dynamic niche market of public, private start-up, and spin-off companies and organizations that pioneered in the Islamic world in terms of ISI papers, clinical trials, and cell therapy. However, at present, it faces new challenges stemming from the insufficient finance and a comprehensive law and regulation structure to keep its momentum. To remedy this situation, the scientific community and other stakeholders need to have a series of shared long-time goals and try to build consensus on how to achieve them through nationally approved policy documents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalStem Cells and Development
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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