Top Stem Cell Research Laboratories Revealed

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Ion Channel Media Group has released a list of the top stem cell research laboratories. The list was compiled based upon the publication history and citation rate of every stem cell research laboratory in the world. Irving Weissman's lab at Stanford gained top honours, with the laboratories of Catherine Verfaillie, Rudolf Jaenisch, Makio Ogawa and Hal Broxmeyer rounding out the top 5.

Ion Channel Media Group, a private biotechnology and advertising firm, released their list of the top stem cell research labs. The ranking was compiled using the publication and citation history of nearly 5000 stem cell research labs worldwide. The list can be accessed from the stem cell research portal at http://www.stemcellscience.org.

Irving Weissman's lab at Stanford garnered the highest honours based largely on his influential work with haematopoietic stem cells and the role of signalling in regulating their growth. Catherine Verfaillie's laboratory at the University of Minnesota earned the number two spot based upon her work with stem cells derived from bone marrow. Most of the laboratories in the top 25 are from the United States, despite the strict regulations placed upon stem cell research by the US government.

Laboratories in Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom also occupy many of the top spots due partly to their govenement's more lenient rules regarding stem cell research. Christian Hesketh, the CEO of Ion Channel Media Group said, "It is remarkable that the US is still the clear leader in stem cell research despite the significant restrictions placed upon stem cell research in that country. We will likely see the rankings shift as research labs from other countries with fewer restrictions begin to pull ahead."

About Ion Channel Media Group

Ion Channel Media Group (http://www.ionchannelmedia.com) is a global leader in citation analysis and laboratory rankings and has compiled lists of top research labs in many areas of the life sciences. For further information about the lab registry, please contact the company by phone at +1(514)245-8107.

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