PALM BEACH, FL (March 12, 2013) — Calling it the “Forbes 100” for the Stem Cell community, Terrapin, the organizer of the Annual World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress, commissioned a global survey of the international stem cell community to create a who’s-who of those significantly influencing the progress of the global stem cell industry. Genetics Policy Institute Executive Director and Founder of the World Stem Cell Summit, Bernard Siegel, is listed at number 22. Several members of GPI’s Science Advisory Board, Doug Melton, Stephen Minger, Paul Knoepfler and Chris Mason are included in the “Top 50,” as well as Michael Werner from GPI’s Legal Advisory Board. Two Stem Cell Action Award recipients, Robert Klein and Susan Solomon are also on the list.

Genetics Policy Institute (GPI)’s Bernard Siegel Named to

“Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers” List

GPI Board Members and Stem Cell Action Award Winners Also Included

PALM BEACH, FL (March 12, 2013) — Calling it the “Forbes 100” for the Stem Cell community, Terrapin, the organizer of the Annual World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress, commissioned a global survey of the international stem cell community to create a who’s who of those significantly influencing the progress of the global stem cell industry. Genetics Policy Institute Executive Director and Founder of the World Stem Cell Summit, Bernard Siegel, is listed at number 22. Several members of GPI’s Science Advisory Board, Doug Melton, Stephen Minger, Paul Knoepfler and Chris Mason are included in the “Top 50,” as well as Michael Werner from GPI’s Legal Advisory Board. Two Stem Cell Action Award recipients, Robert Klein and Susan Solomon are also on the list.

“As advocates for the advancement of the stem cell field, Genetics Policy Institute supports new ways to draw attention to the significant contributions of members of our community. I am honored to be included in the list, but also pleased that so many members of the GPI community were listed in the Top 50. Those working to increase funding and improve the political climate for stem cell research ultimately increase research and advance the science which will lead to new therapies and cures,” Siegel stated. Siegel also mentioned that more than 30 members of the Top 50 have been speakers at World Stem Cell Summit (www.worldstemcellsummit.com) events.

Terrapin said that “thousands” of votes were solicited from their community, via social media and email to create the “Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers.” Among the Top 50 are academics, business leaders, and patient advocates. You can download the Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers report here.

About Genetics Policy Institute (GPI): GPI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to promote and defend stem cell research and its application in medicine to develop therapeutics and cures for many otherwise intractable diseases and disorders. GPI pursues this mission through production of its flagship annual World Stem Cell Summit, publication of the World Stem Cell Report, the Stem Cell Action Awards, special projects, speaking engagements, teaching initiatives and strategic collaborations. For more information, visit www.genpol.org and www.worldstemcellsummit.com.

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