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Innovative Stem Cells for EVERY Body

Bedford Research scientists are launching research to derive new stem cells from unfertilized human eggs.  These cells, termed “parthenote” stem cells, are being developed to fulfill the need for “off the shelf” stem cell treatments, similar to emergency transfusion with blood bank blood. The past decade of discoveries by BRF scientists provide the ground work…

Bedford Research Launches New Stem Cell Program

Dr. Joel Lawitts microinjects gene editing enzymes into unfertilized mouse eggs to neutralize a major histocompatibility gene that leads to tissue rejection in unmatched individuals. This is the first step in generating off-the-shelf stem cells for everybody. “Dr. Kiessling and her staff have shown their determination to tackle some of the most difficult health problems…

From the Director

It is finally all coming together… My career in reproductive biology and AIDS began in 1983, with the goal of understanding the influence of viruses on early embryo development. Wonderful young scientists joined my laboratory for periods of training during the ensuing 33 years, and together we have made many discoveries that bring our laboratory…

BRF Wraps Up Community Consulting Teams (CCT) Project

For the past several months Bedford Research Foundation has been working with Community Consulting Teams (www.cctboston.org) to complete a Strategic Assessment designed to help the foundation strengthen and improve communications surrounding both short and long term research projects. As part of this process, CCT has assisted the BRF in studying the potential future impacts of the work the foundation is doing. On June 9th,…

BRF Open Houses in the News

A few weeks ago, Bedford Research Foundation hosted two open houses celebrating the foundation’s move to it’s new research facility at 124 South Road in Bedford, MA. The first event was geared toward local businesses and had over 30 attendees including companies from Bedford, surrounding communities, and local residents. The second event on Saturday, May…

Bedford Research Foundation Open House Next Week!

The Bedford Research Foundation (BRF) is hosting two open houses Thursday, April 30 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, and Saturday, May 2 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm for local residents and members of the biomedical, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. The event is open to the public and includes a short presentation by foundation director, Dr….

Ground breaking work with fellowship money

Bedford Research Foundation supports ground breaking work with fellowship money As the result of a generous benefactor, the Bedford Research Foundation has placed a fellow in Spain who is contributing significantly to understanding cellular programming and pluripotency in Stem Cells. Dr. Sebastian Canovas is a Principal Investigator researcher from the Program for Cell Therapy and Regenerative…

2014 Annual Appeal for Support

Dear Supporter, In 1996, the Bedford Research Foundation was formed in response to a need for specialized tests and services that were not available anywhere in the world. Today, we still provide these specialized tests and it has led us to a new model of funding: “The Foundation is a forward thinking institution that covers…

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