December 2016 - Bioscience Americas

December 2016

President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act into Law

We are pleased to announce that President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law, authorizing $6.3 billion in funding. In an emotional signing that is likely to be the last of his presidency, President Obama stated, “Let’s make American the country to solve cancer.” Previously, the bill was approved 392-26 by the House of Representatives and 94-5 in the U.S. Senate. Importantly, the bill puts the U.S. on the same playing field as many other developed countries, including [...]

Bioscience Americas Lauds Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

Bioscience Americas CEO Eric Stoffers had nothing but praise for the U.S. House of Representatives’ and the U.S. Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. “We’ve been strong advocates of this legislation which will streamline the approval process within the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)”, Mr. Stoffers said. The Act is expected to be signed into law soon by President Obama. Mr. Stoffers said that stem cells, because of their ability [...]

Stem Cells Can Successfully Treat Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Millions of people around the world live with type one diabetes, a life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. There is no way to prevent the disease, but according to Bioscience Americas CEO Eric Stoffers, there is a way to lessen dependency on costly pharmaceutical treatments while at the same time provide a degree of hope for a cure. The potential for a cure and the reality of lesser dependency on drugs comes through the use of [...]