On November 24 and 25 the STELLAR consortium assembled at King’s College in London to discuss the progress of the project.
The STELLAR project is active since November 2012. The first two years of this five year project has brought a wealth of knowledge on Mesenchymal Stromal Cells isolated from the kidney.
Our host Prof. Dazzi opened the meeting which started with a nice scientific program in which staff members of King’s and Imperial College presented work closely related to the STELLAR research topic.
The scientific session was followed by presentations of STELLAR’s junior research members showing the progress in the various work packages of the project.
During the second day of the meeting the program for the coming 6 months was discussed. The meeting was concluded with a presentation of the health economics model specifically designed for the STELLAR project. The model, which was well appreciated by the STELLAR group members, can be used to predict the cost effectiveness of newly developed therapies that can delay the progression of kidney disease.