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NEPHSTROM meets the masses at Ireland’s largest public science forum hosted by NUI Galway

NEPHSTROM researchers at NUI Galway exhibited at the Galway Science and Technology Forum on 26 November 2017. In excess of 20,000 people attended the exhibition day. The NUI Galway regenerative medicine stand was the brainchild of Dr Siobhán Gaughan who works across several EU-funded stem cell projects coordinated at NUI Galway. Researchers Matthew Griffin, Cathal […]

European Regulators approve NEPHSTROM Clinical Trial of MSC Therapy for Diabetic Kidney Disease

The stromal cell therapy, ORBCEL-M™, developed as part of NEPHSTROM, a European Union Horizon 2020-funded research project, has been approved to begin testing in a randomised, double-blind, and placebo-controlled European clinical trial to treat diabetic kidney disease. Orbsen’s ORBCEL-M™, a novel highly purified positively-selected stromal cell therapy for diabetic kidney disease, has demonstrated significant improvements […]

Stephanie Rocks presents her NEPHSTROM-guided research project

Stephanie Rocks, a student at the Regenerative Medicine Institute at NUI Galway presented her work entitled, ‘The Influence of MSC Products on High Glucose-Induced Pro-Inflammatory Signalling Pathways in Human Kidney Epithelial Cells’ at the Regenerative Medicine Research Symposium held in the Biosciences Building at NUI Galway on 18 August 2017. Stephanie’s project was supervised by […]

NEPHSTROM will present at EU-MSC2 meeting in Leiden in September

Hosted by Leiden University Medical Center, the EU MSC2 2017 meeting in Leiden, NL on September 12th and 13th will assemble twelve EU-funded, mesenchymal stromal cell-focussed consortia. Projects to be presented include: REDDSTAR, REACH, RETHRIM, Stellar, MERLIN, Nephstrom, SCIENCE, VISICORT and Adipoa-2, AUTOSTEM, BOOSTB4, SEPCELL, RESSTORE, and RESPINE. This two day, interactive meeting will be held at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden. Three overarching aspects of the EU-MSC2 meeting include: mechanisms of action and […]

NEPHSTROM researchers from NUI Galway present research on Biomarkers in Diabetic Kidney Disease at the 54th ERA-EDTA Annual Congress

NEPHSTROM researchers, Dr Nahidul Islam and Dr Tomás Griffin from the National University of Ireland, Galway presented their work on Diabetic Kidney Disease at the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress in Madrid, Spain. ERA-EDTA is the largest Society for Kidney Specialists in Europe and the meeting brings together experts in kidney disease from around the world. In […]

Excellent Plenary meeting in Galway, 12 April 2017

The NEPHSTROM consortium travelled to Galway for our most recent plenary, on April 12th. Hosted by NUI Galway at the Galway Bay Hotel, the meeting took place between 0900 and 1800. Partners travelled down on the evening before, and returned (mostly via Dublin Airport) on the 13th. A lucky few remained for a couple of days, […]

NUIG researchers present on Diabetic Kidney Disease at the 2016 Irish Endocrine Society Annual Conference

NEPHSTROM researchers based at the National University of Ireland, Galway presented two posters on Diabetic Kidney Disease at the recent Irish Endocrine Society 40th Annual Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In one poster entitled “Influence of chronic kidney disease aetiology on outcomes of multi-disciplinary diabetic renal clinic attendance”, Dr Liam Martin presented evidence that attendance […]