CTS Update


The Karolinska Institute. From left to right:
Ewa Ellis, Bo-Göran Ericzon, Carl Jorns, Greg Nowak,
Helen Zemack and Mohammed Saliem

Cell Tranplant Society News

The Karolinska Institute in Sweden has started a Scandinavian clinical hepatocyte transplant program headed by transplant surgeon Professor Bo-Göran Ericzon. The hepatocyte isolation lab is headed by Dr. Ewa Ellis who was recruited from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. The Karolinska University Hospital has a GMP-unit called Vecura that serves as a core facility at KI that has enabled this effort. The group focuses on treating metabolic diseases and developing functional serum markers of transplanted hepatocytes.

In other news, the Cell Transplant Society is having a joint congress with the International Xenotransplantation Association on October 23-26, 2011 in Miami, Florida. More information can be found at www.cts-ixa2011.org.