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The Activated Egg Symposium

October 27, 2023

“Human Egg Activation: The Influence of Sperm”

Watch the talks from last year’s unique one-day event for investigators from academia, industry and infertility clinics. The focus was on discovering novel sperm influences on egg activation.

Watch the Talks

Dr. David DiGiusto

Executive Director / Stem Cell and Cellular Therapeutics Operations at Stanford University Hospital and Clinic

Bedford’s stem cell work this year has moved the field closer to the realization of a curative therapy for HIV.

Dr. Fred Davis

Professor / Northeastern University

Despite the now widely recognized importance of circadian rhythms in health, Bedford may be the only research organization exploring the importance of this fundamental regulatory process in early mammalian development.

Dr. Carol Warner

Matthews Distinguished Professor Emerita / Northeastern University

Dr. Ann Kiessling is a forefront leader in stem cell research. And, the best is yet to come.

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Each Experiment Brings Us Closer

The average foundation laboratory experiment costs $90,000. Because most of our overhead is covered by fee-for-service laboratory tests, 94% of every dollar you donate goes directly toward these experiments. This innovative funding model allows Bedford Research scientists greater flexibility to move the work quickly in promising new directions. Please become a supporter and help us do more experiments this year.


94% of your donation goes directly to research



An innovative funding model that’s been
working for over 20 years.

We follow a model of socially relevant entrepreneurship using fee for service
products to help cover our overhead. Before NIH grants became
the target for so many institutions, this model was more common, for
example, the Salk Institute in San Diego, CA, that used non-federal resources
to develop the polio vaccine.


The Foundation is a forward thinking institution that covers
overhead costs by fee-for-service testing, thus allowing
hilanthropic donations to go directly to research.

– Alan Geismer, Chairman,
Board of Trustees


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Independent, but not alone

As an independent, non-federally funded research institute, our scientists have more flexibility and more consistency than most facilities dependent on federal grants. This unique status in the research community has attracted partnerships across the world, including projects at:


Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

University of Georgia
Tzu Chi University
University of Athens, Greece
University of Massachusetts

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