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Governor Patrick and global stem cell leaders sign an agreement between Massachusetts and the UK
to share best practices for stem cell banking. (Kim Haberlin, EOHED)

Lots more news today out of the UK. The Governor and members of the delegation traveled to the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Hertfordshire, England, today to meet with global leaders in the stem cell research community.

At that meeting, representatives from the UK Stem Cell Bank and the University of Massachusetts Human Stem Cell Bank and Registry signed a new agreement to share best practices for stem cell banking and to collaborate on international standards for stem cell lines. The new agreement is an important step toward growing the life sciences industries in both countries and solidifying Massachusetts’ status an international medical research hub. Click here to learn more about the agreement.

After signing the agreement, the delegation moved on to Granta Science Park in Cambridge, UK, to lead a roundtable on the life sciences industry.  Click here to learn more about this event.

Following that event, the Governor and delegation members hosted a forum on enhancing collaboration in clean tech and IT at Churchill College. The Governor went on to meet with the senior leadership at Cambridge University, visit the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and participate in a town hall on innovation economies at Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing.

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Governor Patrick and delegation members visit the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. (Howard Kogan, Communispace)

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