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WiCell is the nonprofit subsidiary of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation created in 1998 to license and promote research in human embryonic stem cells. A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is the technology transfer office of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... It has been suggested that Licensing (strategic alliance) be merged into this article or section. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...


WiCell is currently run by James Thomson, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor. In 1998, Thomson was the first researcher to successfully isolate human embryonic stem cells. James A. Thomson, V.M.D., Ph. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


WiCell is the owner of six stem cell lines are listed on the National Institute of Health's stem cell registry, which makes them available for federal funding. The National Institutes of Health is an institution of the United States government which focuses on medical research. ...


WiCell licenses use of its stem cells to nonprofit researchers for $500. Researchers are then free to publish and patent discoveries. Commercialization, however, requires a different license.


See also

James A. Thomson, V.M.D., Ph. ... The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is the technology transfer office of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ...

External links

  • WiCell
  • NIH Stem Cell Information
    • NIH Stem Cell registry

 
 

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