Tuesday, 11 January 2011

New website for stem cell and regenerative medicine community

The Scottish Stem Cell Network (SSCN) is kicking off the New Year by revamping its internet presence with a redesigned website and accounts on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Its new website goes live on January 11, 2011, at www.sscn.co.uk along with our social networking identities on Twitter or Facebook.

The new website focuses on SSCN’s aim of creating a ‘connected community’ based on the development of a world-leading and sustainable Regenerative Medicine sector in Scotland.
Scotland has particular strengths in this area and by connecting the community effectively people can interact, network and acquire or exchange information. This will help reduce the time taken to commercialise new therapies and products and maintain Scotland’s leadership in this field.

Stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies offer hope to people who suffer from crippling and incurable diseases such as MS, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Kevin Price, CEO of SSCN said: “I want to see safe new stem cell derived treatments on the market with the minimum of delay and believe that effective and efficient communication will help achieve this goal. Our new web presence offers an enhanced level of interaction and works in synergy with our program of meetings, workshops, public outreach and networking events. Face-to-face interaction is still very important.” He added “With the launch of the new website and our 2011 program I believe we have created the optimum forum for creating and sustaining a connected community that will turn ideas into life-saving products faster than ever.”

The relaunched website contains information and knowledge exchange opportunities for all stakeholders including scientists, companies, patients and the general public with services available to all

The Scottish Stem Cell Network (SSCN) was launched in 2003 and is a not-for-profit organisation supported by grants from Scottish Enterprise, the European Regional Development Fund and the Technology Strategy Board as well as sponsorship from commercial organisations.