1. Advancing living cells as therapies
Transplanting stem cells to repair and regenerate damaged tissues and organs holds incredible promise in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke and blindness. But first, we need to ensure these therapies are safe and can successfully replicate the diverse functions of human tissues and organs. To make cell therapies more widely available, we also need to ensure they can be transplanted into any patient “off-the-shelf” without being personalized.