Global Assessment of Stem Cell Engineering

WTEC Panel Report

The study, which was conducted by the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC), aims to assess the current status and the trends of stem cell engineering, and compare U.S. research and development programs with those abroad.  In addition to the NSF, the study was co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Contents of the Report

Chapter 1 is an introduction and overview of the study process and methodology, written by the panel chairman, Robert NeremView Archived Webcast.

Chapter 2 was written by David Schaffer, and discusses the physical and engineering principals involved in stem cell research.  View Archived Webcast.

Chapter 3 discusses technologies for high-throughput screening, microfluidics, bio-sensors, and real time phenotyping, and was authored by Sean Palecek. View Archived Webcast.

Chapter 4 was written by Peter Zandstra and Geoff Clarke, and considers methods for computational modeling applied to stem cell engineering. View Archived Webcast.

Chapter 5 covers the topic of stem cell bioprocessing and biomanufacturing, and was written by Todd McDevitt. View Archived Webcast.


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