This is very good news...hopefully this venture will demonstrate that adult stem cell research has shown more results than embryonic stem cell research, which destroys lives.
The Vatican has signed its first ever commercial agreement with an outside company. The contract with U.S.-based bio-pharmaceutical firm NeoStem will advance ethical research into stem cells.
“We would like to create a hotspot for scientists, benefactors, academics (and) Church leaders that will now join this group and would work together for the benefit of humanity,”Fr. Tomaz Trafny of the Vatican’s Council for Culture told CNA June 16.
The deal was announced before the global media in Rome this morning.
“We are a public company pioneering new medical research with adult stem cells,” explained Doctor Robin Smith, the CEO of NeoStem.
“This research has the potential to alleviate human suffering by unlocking the healing power of the human body. Most importantly, we are able to do all this without destroying another human life,” she said.