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Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, or CiRA

Japan's challenge: bringing iPS cell products to market

Lab error highlights the need for a strategy that includes the corporate sector

KIYOSHI ANDO, Nikkei senior staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- It was a small mistake, but the repercussions were huge.

At Kyoto University's state-of-the-art Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), a test tube was labeled incorrectly during the process of creating induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, from umbilical cord blood. The discovery, made in January, was a shock to the lab's researchers.

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