Stem Cell Technology: Transforming Drug Discovery

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

5:00pm to 5:15pm (CST)

The current model of drug discovery is broken. Billions of dollars are wasted and it takes far too long to bring a drug to market. Research and development is dependent on the wrong type of models. We need a new way to discover drugs, and patients suffering from disease need new therapies.

Stem cells promise to revolutionize the process of drug development and cell therapies. Stem cells can morph into any of our body's cell types, providing a living window into disease. We can create all the diseased tissues in the body. Researchers can directly test, screen, and de-risk drugs on diseased cells.

This session will look at this revolutionary new approach to disease research.

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Susan Solomon

Chief Exec Officer, The New York Stem Cell Foundation

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3 attendees

  • Jeff Putthoff, SJ
  • Roman Karachinsky
  • Susan Solomon

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Time 5:00pm5:15pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


Room 616AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

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