Culturing growth: How an idea from BC Cancer Agency grew into Canada’s biggest stem cell business venture

The four-day annual conference of the International Society for Stem Cell Research ends Saturday after bringing about 3,300 scientists and business people from 55 countries to the Vancouver Convention Centre.

A Friday morning panel discussion on commercializing stem-cell advances included Dr. Allen Eaves, the CEO and president of Stemcell Technologies, a Vancouver-based company that’s the main sponsor of the event, which was held in Boston last year and is slated for Stockholm in 2015.

The trajectory of Stemcell Technologies, now the biggest company in the field in Canada, helps illustrate the state of the emerging industry, its potential and its roadblocks.

Erin Ellis Reports

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