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Stem Cell Research

Diana Kitala

Medical Research Agency

A researcher involved in stem cell research from basic studies to clinical application (from GLP, through GMP to GCP). She worked for 10 years as GMP Head of Quality Assurance, at Dr. Stanisław Sakiel Burns Treatment Center, and as a University Lecturer. Assistant Professor Kitala is currently involved in writing national programs for medical research and evaluation of clinical research at the Medical Research Agency.

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Organoids Organotypic Cultures Pluripotent Stem Cells Graft-Versus-Tumor GvHD Immunomodulation Cell Transplant Regenerative Medicine Nanotechnology Cell Environment Law Ethics

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The hyper enthusiasm regarding stem cell therapy has subsided, creating space for discussion about the real possibilities and limitations of cell transplants. It is time to abandon unethical or impossible to introduce into clinical pathways and look again at rudiments and face limitations. This book takes the reader from stem cell biology through clinical applications, ethics, law, and future possibilities. It is a solid base for every scientist interested in the topic of stem cells. Growing recognition of the limitations of stem cell therapies on the one hand and the rapidly increasing number of unethical therapies available in many countries force the quick establishment of the status quo of knowledge in a form accessible to all interested. This book is the answer to the multi-level and complex aspect of using stem cells in humans. It reveals real possibilities of introducing the latest research in the field of stem cell research. Material summarizes the ups and downs of this complex topic and shows the current trends in global markets and universities.

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Date completed: May 11th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 8th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: August 7th 2022

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Review results due: October 26th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 25th 2022

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About the editor

Diana Kitala

Medical Research Agency

Assistant Professor Diana Paula Kitala graduated with degrees in Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering, and while writing her doctoral thesis she completed postgraduate studies in the fields of clinical research, biostatistics, laboratory diagnostics, LEAN methodology, and Six Sigma management. She worked for 10 years in a tissue bank as GMP Head of Quality Assurance, in Dr. Stanisław Sakiel Burns Treatment Center, and as a university lecturer. She has taken part in scientific grants, and in 2019 she won the EWMA grant for the project 'Theory of constraints (TOC) and LEAN management for wider application of amniotic mesenchymal stem cells in a group of patients with chronic wounds.” She was nominated for the golden medal for merits for the Silesian Voivodeship. Now she is involved in writing national programs for medical research and evaluation of clinical research in Medcial research Agency. Personally, she is a mom of two daughters and a volunteer in saving stray animals.

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