Texas Governor Speaks at Houston Stem Cell Summit
Gov. Rick Perry highlighted Texas’ leading role in the advancement of regenerative medicine to produce safe, effective and ethical adult stem cell therapies. The governor spoke at the inaugural Houston Stem Cell Summit, which focuses on adult stem cell research and its potential to tackle life-threatening diseases.
“I’m proud Texas is playing a key role in the advancement of adult stem cell research and therapies, both of which are promising for patients and our economy,” Gov. Perry said. “This conference represents another step in the growth of this industry that I hope and expect will be centered right here in the Lone Star State.”
Texas has taken clear steps to advance research in ethical regenerative medicine as quickly and safely as possible, while protecting patients receiving these treatments in the state. Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature, Texas Medical Board and Texas Department of Health and Human Services set up a regulatory framework to guide companies, institutions and physicians collaborating to produce effective stem cell research. Read Full Press Release