Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that chief scientific officer Robert Lanza, M.D., is featured on the “TOP 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers” list from Terrapinn’s life sciences division, TotalBiopharma (“World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress 2013”). The list features the most influential people in the global stem cell and cell therapy field, including world renowned academics, industry players, and governmental officials.
Dr. Lanza was among the top four on the list, alongside the University of Wisconsin’s Dr. James Thomson, known as the first scientist to derive human embryonic stem cells (in 1998) and for his work with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells; and Kyoto University’s Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work with iPS cells, and a winner of the inaugural $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences earlier this year.
Terrapinn, the global firm sponsoring the inaugural list, refers to it as being similar to the “Forbes [Celebrity] 100, but for stem cells.” It is the result of a global survey of the stem cell community, which yielded thousands of votes. The 50 personalities were picked based on their career achievements whether this was groundbreaking discovery and research, innovation, or lifetime dedication. More information is available here.
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