The Translational Adult Stem Cell Research programme (TAS) focuses on new applications for adult (i.e. non-embryonic) stem cells. This includes research whereby stem cells are directly administered, as in bone marrow transplants, or are used to produce an organ or tissue which is then transplanted into the body. Research in which adult stem cells are not isolated from bone marrow, but are used to effect haematopoietic reconstitution, would also qualify for the programme. The approach taken would have to be innovative, however.
Clinical research in phase A Pre-clinical translational research and/or phase B Clinical research studies after evaluation of pre-clinical research has prompted a need for translational research studies, including the development of clinical protocols.
For more information please refer to the Dutch site. Some events and newsarticles are in English: Translationeel Adult Stamcelonderzoek