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76-835. Midwest stem cell therapy center; powers, duties and functions. (a) The university of Kansas medical center shall establish the midwest stem cell therapy center. The center shall:

(1) Focus on activities that advance adult, cord blood and related stem cell and non-embryonic stem cell research and therapies for patient treatment;

(2) serve as a core facility to produce clinical grade stem cells from adult tissues, cord blood and related materials for use in clinical trials and therapies;

(3) facilitate the delivery of adult, cord blood and related stem cell therapies to Kansas City and midwest region hospitals where appropriate;

(4) partner and collaborate with the blood and marrow transplant center of Kansas to foster a regional network of physicians trained in adult, cord blood and related stem cell therapy applications;

(5) create and maintain a database resource for physicians and patients that provides a comprehensive global list of available stem cell clinical trials and therapies;

(6) initiate clinical trials with adult, cord blood and related stem cells;

(7) create education modules to train and educate physicians and research scientists about peer-reviewed adult, cord blood and related stem cell therapy applications for patients;

(8) distribute information to Kansas physicians about methods for successful treatments with adult, cord blood and related stem cells through basic and clinical research; and

(9) inform the public on available adult, cord blood and related stem cell therapeutic options.

History: L. 2013, ch. 114, § 1; July 1.



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