A VISICORT study was published recently in Stem Cells. The body of research entitled “Inter‐Species Incompatibilities Limit the Immunomodulatory Effect of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the Rat” by Paul Lohan, Oliver Treacy, Maurice Morcos, Ellen Donohoe, Yvonne O’Donoghue, Aideen E Ryan, Stephen J Elliman, Thomas Ritter and Matthew D Griffin was accepted for publication on […]
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The VISICORT consortium was hosted by Biostór Ireland in Wexford on April 26 – 27 2018 for a plenary meeting. After work package updates were provided, the focus of the meeting became future plans for the remaining months of the project. Discussions focussed on the clinical trial timeline, the publication plans, the future of the […]
Prof Thomas Ritter, NUI Galway presented Dr Paul Lohan’s VISICORT findings at the Cornea and Ocular Surface Biology and Pathology meeting. The conference was held in Ventura, California from February 18-23 2018. The 2018 conference theme was ‘Defining the Mechanisms Through Which the Cornea, Tear Film and Immune System Operate Under Pathological Conditions’. Thomas’ presentation […]
Henrik Sejersen, Clinical Optometrist and VISICORT researcher at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Aarhus took to the road to visit clinical trial sites undertaking the recruitment and execution of VISICORT’s clinical studies. This VISICORT clinical study monitor tour resulted from a lively discussion at the most recent plenary meeting hosted by the University of Bristol on […]
Peadar Mac Gabhann, Managing Director of Biostór Ireland located in Wexford, Ireland will take VISICORT on the international circuit in 2018 to present the project at several interesting, high profile conferences. The World Biobanking Summit will be held on the 8th and 9th of March 2018 in Berlin. Peadar presents a case study entitled “Cloud-based […]
The paper ‘Anti-Donor Immune Responses Elicited by Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Extracellular Vesicles: Are We Still Learning?’ is based on the work of Dr Paul Lohan, Dr Oliver Treacy, Prof Matthew Griffin, Prof Thomas Ritter and Dr Aideen Ryan of the National University of Ireland Galway. The publication appears in the November 24, 2017, […]
VISICORT researchers at NUI Galway exhibited at the Galway Science and Technology Forum on 26 November 2017. In excess of 20,000 people attended the exhibition day. The NUI Galway regenerative medicine stand was the brainchild of Dr Siobhán Gaughan who works across several EU-funded stem cell projects coordinated at NUI Galway. Coordinators Matt Griffin and […]
The 7th annual BioBanking conference on took place on the 14th and 15th of June 2017 in Central London, UK. The meeting brought together Europe’s leading biorepositories, regulatory representatives and scientific pioneers to strengthen knowledge in biosample management and explore future advances in areas such as mobile bio-banking and cloud-based sample management. Understanding the ethical and […]
The 115th Deutsche Ophthalmologishe Gesellschaft (DOG) conference was held in Berlin from 28 September – 1 October 2017. Here, Prof Uwe Pleyer of Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin co-chaired the ‘Germany goes to Europe: European Research Consortia with German participation’ session. VISICORT was presented by Prof Pleyer during this session which highlighted five projects funded by the European Commission. […]
Dr Malcolm Walkinshaw, of SynthSys, Edinburgh joins the VISICORT project. Dr Walkinshaw obtained his PhD in physical chemistry at Edinburgh University. After post-doc positions in Purdue and Gottingen he joined the Swiss company Sandoz (now Novartis) where he built and led a successful 25 person strong ‘Drug Discovery Group’ which made important contributions to understanding […]
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