WisBusiness: Doyle meets with top British stem cell scientist


Gov. Jim Doyle met today in London with British stem cell expert Dr. Stephen Minger to discuss Wisconsin’s increasing role in the global stem cell industry.

Doyle’s office said the pair also discussed the Badger State’s deepening relationship with United Kingdom stem cell leaders, and to promote the 2008 World Stem Cell Summit, which Madison will host in September.

“Wisconsin is a worldwide leader in stem cell research. By reaching out to international leaders and biotechnology companies, we will expand this status, as well as bring investments and jobs to Wisconsin,” Doyle said.

“In September our progress will be on display when visionaries like Dr. Minger will visit Madison from across the globe for the 2008 World Stem Cell Summit,” Doyle said.

Minger was part of the King’s College team that was the first U.K. group to successfully grow stem cells in the U.K. in 2003. He’s considered an expert in the areas of stem cell biology, stem cell research ethics, central nervous system repair, cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

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