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NIST to Host Third Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2010

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Contact: Mark Esser

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the Third Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium at NIST’s main campus in Gaithersburg, Md. Sponsored by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission in partnership with the National Institutes of Health and NIST, the symposium, “Facilitating State and National Collaboration to Advance Groundbreaking Life Science Research,” will feature research supported by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) and federal agencies in the state of Maryland.

Registration for the full-day event is open for one more day at www.nist.gov/cstl/maryland_stem_cell_research_symposium.cfm. The cost to attend is $100 per person. Advanced media credentialing is required for reporters wishing to cover the event. For more information or to request a media pass, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at (410) 902-5053, kshaffer@mghus.com.

The agenda includes presentations and poster sessions by researchers who have been awarded MSCRF grants over the past four years and federally funded researchers. Four sessions will cover the topics of hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases, and clinical trials with stem cells.

For a full list of presentations, speakers and a detailed agenda, visit www.mscrf.org.