Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR) Chairman Dr. Anand Srivastava and CEO Mr. Deven Patel were among the invited guests at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commence hosted Congressional Luncheon on April 19, 2013. This is one of San Diego’s best opportunities to hear directly from the San Diego regional congressional delegation and to exchange the ideas with leadership.
Among the congressional attendees, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, Congressman Darrell Issa, Congressman Scott Peters, Congressman Juan Vargas were present at the luncheon.
GIOSTAR Chairman Dr. Anand Srivastava had a long talk with Congressman Scott Peters regarding visa problem faced by the Professionals in the scientific communities in San Diego area. These highly qualified scientists immigrating from India, China and other parts of the world are not getting their conclusive immigrant status after working for seven to ten years at the local institutions and contributing great deal in the advancement of scientific research.
Congresswoman Susan Davis and GIOSTAR CEO Mr. Deven Patel discussed small business grants in the biotechnology field and finding a ways to boost local biotech business. “San Diego being very strong incubator for biotech research, it can not affords to loose its ground due to lack of funding,” said Mr. Patel.
Today GIOSTAR scientists study all three types of stem cells: tissue-derived stem cells, embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, as well as progenitor cells. Molecular biology, genetic engineering and protein chemistry are core technologies for conducting this research. We consider all of these cell types as viable options both as cell-based therapies and as tools and technologies for drug discovery and development.
Dr. Anand Srivastava said he had very fruitful conversation with Congressman Juan Vargas for developing entire Baha California region for biotech and research industry.
Congressman Vergas was very open to the idea for developing entire region and make San Diego the epicenter for all developments.