Alliances, collaborations and consortia: The International Stem Cell Forum and its role in shaping global governance and policy

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It can be asserted that the stem cell field be classified as a global enterprise [1], as evidenced by the proliferation of transnational stem cell initiatives, alliances, networks and institutions. Moreover, the sustainability of the field is - to a great extent - dependent on the ability of such actors to enable cross-jurisdictional collaboration by fostering the sharing of stem cell-related resources and data [1]. Kofi Annan's statement that "arguing against globalization is like arguing against the law of gravity" [101] could not be more true when applied to the context of stem cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalRegenerative Medicine
Issue number6 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Embryology

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