NCRM-TANUVAS to host International Stem Cell meet with Virginia Tech & Tamilnadu State Science City
PRESS MEET TO ANNOUNCE NCRM TANUVAS HOSTING INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON "FRONTIERS OF STEM CELL AND BIOTECHNOLOGY IN VETERINARY AND HUMAN MEDICINE" JOINTLY WITH VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY AND SCIENCE CITY
A press meet was conducted by the Madras Veterinary College -Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) on the 7th of July 2010 presided by the Vice-Chancellor Dr P Thangaraju at the Madras Veterinary College premises to announce the International Seminar on “Frontiers of Stem Cells and Biotechnology in Human and Veterinary Medicine” to be conducted on the 15th-16th July 2010 at the Madras Veterinary College, Vepery.
L > R : Dr. R.PRABAKARAN - Dean, Dr.P.THANGARAJU - Vice-Chancellor,
Dr. S.PRATHABAN - DIRECTOR OF CLINICS &
Dr. B. JUSTIN WILLIAMS - Professor during the Press Meet
He also explained the recent developments, the TANUVAS has accomplished in Stem Cell Research and studies which were started after a MoU signed between NCRM and TANUVAS on 8th December 2008. They have jointly conducted a study in spinal cord injured canines and one such canine (www.stemcellrambo.com) has a good recovery which was presented before the audience. The clinical part of the work was undertaken by the surgical team of TANUVAS-Madras Veterinary College and the stem cell processing and expansion were done at Nichi-In Centre for regenerative Medicine . Preliminary results of this work were presented by Dr Justin Williams at the 4th Annual Symposium of NCRM on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine held last year
TANUVAS jointly with NCRM will continue to pursue similar studies wherever evidences are available for safety of such applications.