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Politics, Stem Cells and the FDA

 One of the more interesting recent medical stories to hit the mainstream media was the news that for the first time, the FDA has cleared the use of embryonic stem cells in human clinical trials. This particular trial will use a stem cell line developed by Geron, Inc. of Menlo Park, CA and will be implanted in people who have suffered acute spinal cord injury. As somebody who has actually seen the Gero ...

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PR Works for Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment

As PRWeek reports, public relations can be a cost-effective, powerful and efficient way to recruit patients for a clinical trial. That’s what EnteroMedics found when they hired us for a 7-month project to help accelerate patient recruitment for its EMPOWER Study. EnteroMedics makes an implantable device that delivers VBLOC Therapy to treat obesity.The company needed to enroll up to 300 patients b ...

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