Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Scottish Stem Cell Network
SCOTLAND, WHICH IS part of the United Kingdom, is a major biotech center with academic institutions teaching cellular biology, clinicians seeking regenerative medicine technology to improve patients' quality of life, and private companies pursuing means of translating research into commercially viable products. Scotland's stem cell researchers are well known in the international community. One of their best—known successes was the first cloning of a mammal (a sheep named Dolly) in 1996, following on the heels of researchers in Scotland creating some of the world's first transgenic mice. The Scottish Stem Cell Network, based in Edinburgh, was established in 2003 as a network to coordinate researchers and those practicing medicine to provide optimal patient care by making stem cell technology from scientific innovation available for the treatment of disease in a timely manner. The network's additional role in development is to attract new researchers to Scotland and help start companies that ...