Release Date: 14 August 2023
This week, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) released a new set of guidelines and standards in an effort to improve the rigor and reproducibility of data obtained from human stem cell research.
The ISSCR is the most prominent international stem cell research society that have previously governed the field accepted guidelines for stem cell research. These updated standards, which establish the minimum characterization and reporting criteria for scientists working in the field, draws from previous studies to improve the reproducibility of research using pluripotent stem cells from human origin.
In addition to this, one of the outcomes of this project is the development of updated reporting practices for publishing results with human pluripotent cells checklist. This is intended to help researchers to prepare manuscripts with standardised requirements for inclusion of data obtained when using pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) in an effort to standardise reporting in the field and ensure robust studies with clinically relevant, reproducible data.
Sistemic is pleased to report that its SistemPSCCheck™ assay for the detection of residual PSCs in a derived cell product meets all the outlined requirements in the updated standards. Our existing reporting framework is in line with the guidelines suggested by the ISSCR.
Dr. Liam Brennan, Vice President of Scientific Research at Sistemic stated “We have always focused on ensuring that Sistemic and its products offer the highest standards for our collaborators. The release of these guidelines is further confirmation and affirmation of our approach”.
Jim Reid, Chairman and CEO added “The field of Stem Cell research offers real promise for so many diseases and conditions which to date have been intractable, but it is also vital that guidelines and standards are developed to ensure the best possible outcomes. Sistemic welcomes the updated guidelines”.