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Monday, March 21, 2016
Bill to Speed Development of Regenerative Medicine has been introduced
REGROW Act Accelerates New Therapies to Help Patients Living with Disease; Stem Cell Therapies Help Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Sickle Cell Patients
March 16, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced The REGROW Act, S. 2689, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reduce barriers to medical innovation and accelerate the development of new regenerative medicine treatments, which have the potential to restore or establish normal function in damaged human cells, tissues and organs.
“As a stroke survivor, I know how much potential new regenerative therapies have for the thousands of other stroke survivors nationwide," Senator Kirk said. “The REGROW Act provides clarity for companies and doctors who are developing breakthrough products and helping their patients. By expanding options for those living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes and stroke, we can help more patients live the life they want on their own terms.”