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Fisher BioServices Top Five Most Popular Blogs of 2016

Posted by Grace Robinson on Dec 21, 2016 8:38:10 AM

Top52016 has been a year filled with new discoveries in the health and medical R&D space. Through our blog, we have shared great stories of our customers' work and discussed a wide-breadth of topics, focusing on cell therapies, biological material, and public health research.

In case you missed some of the content we published over the past year, we've created a Fisher BioServices Top Five list of our most popular blogs of 2016. Take a look!

5. Gut Bacteria Rivals Immunotherapies in Cancer Treatment
The human gut contains more than 100 trillion bacteria from perhaps 500 or more different species. In fact, gut bacteria outnumber the cells in the human body. The vast number of these bacteria has caused researchers to take a closer look at how they are related to health and disease. Now, breaking scientific research suggests that gut bacteria may be more important than anyone previously realized: they appear to be effective cancer treatments.  Read more...

4. Cell Therapy Clinical Trials and the Mad Dash to Japan
When Shinzo Abe was re-elected as Japan's Prime Minister he aggressively embarked on a challenge to revive Japan's struggling economy. With the introduction of Abenomics, an economic policy that includes "three arrows" of fiscal stimulus, monetary easing, and structural reforms, the ball was set in motion to redefine Japan's standings within the global market. In November 2014 the Japanese government approved the Act on the Safety of Regenerative Medicine (ASRM) which provided a progressive new framework for development and approval of regenerative medicine products. This, in conjunction with the long standing Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Act (PMD), may enable Japan to become the new global epicenter for cell therapy. In this blog, wel address how these regulations are impacting cell therapy clinical trials conducted by the biopharmaceutical industry on a global scale.  Read more...

3. Amazing Samples: Skin
Despite being the largest in the human body it’s easy to forget that skin is an organ. But just as with any other cell type, there is great research being conducted involving skin samples. Two years ago, researchers at the University of California San Francisco published their successful transformation of skin cells into the working cells of other organs, most excitingly the liver. These researchers not only converted skin cells into “liver-like” cells, but into cells that matured and were fully functional two months after transplant in an animal model. The implications for the treatment of hepatic and other conditions have resulted in a tremendous level of new research.  Read more...

2. Expanding our Global Footprint: Supporting Cell and Gene Therapy in Japan
As discussed previously, favorable regulations in Japan are impacting cell therapy clinical trials conducted by the biopharmaceutical industry on a global scale. To meet this increasing demand Fisher BioServices has expanded our cryogenic service capabilities in Tokyo, Japan. This expansion enables our customers to seamlessly conduct clinical trials across multiple geographies and provide patients around the world with access to life changing therapies.  Read more...

1. The Importance of Early Planning for Clinical Supplies: Part I
Beating other investors to an offer or getting ample time to support a clinical trial can yield big benefits and returns. The advantages from the financial perspective can be fairly evident but the gains from having plenty of time to plan, design and implement support functions for clinical supplies may not be so obvious. In this two part blog series we discuss the challenge of supporting clinical trials and the importance of early planning for clinical supplies. Read more...

We hope you enjoyed this recap and want to thank you for being a part of our blog community. Stay tuned for fresh, new content in 2017! In the meantime, download our latest eBook Amazing Samples: A Compilation of Stories in Our Cells for some light holiday reading.

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