Adult Stem Cells and Life Sciences

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 15th September 2015.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate 7:00 pm, 15th September 2015

I do, and I want to look at the long-term outcomes.

My co-chair on the all-party group on stem cell transplantation, Mark Tami, is present, and our group has been looking at some of the outcomes of research. Last year we joined together with the all-party group on medical research and heard from a number of experts, not least Dr Rob Buckle, director of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform. He said that the major challenge which remains is translating the basic science into the clinic. He said that we are still at least 10 to 15 years off routine clinical use of stem cells.