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3.3.2016

Dr. Colleen Delaney and Fred Hutch: Bringing Cord Stem Cell Discoveries to the Marketplace

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Bruce Leaverton authored an article in Seattle Business magazine’s March 2016 issue titled “Dr. Colleen Delaney and Fred Hutch: Bringing Cord Stem Cell Discoveries to the Marketplace.” In the article, Leaverton discussed the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), which is at the forefront of discovering effective treatments for blood cancers, particularly bone marrow transplantation and related innovations. He also discussed Drs. Irwin Bernstein and Colleen Delaney’s work in cord stem cell discoveries, and Fred Hutch’s efforts to build partnerships with the private sector and develop its discoveries into lifesaving real world treatments and technologies.

“We’re sitting on top of these transformative treatments. There are people out there with cancer who are dying as we sit here talking, and we can’t get the drugs out fast enough,” said Dr. Gary Gilliland, Fred Hutch’s President and Director. “So, we can take this into our hands and say, ‘We’re bringing intellectual property that has value that can help us monetize the efforts to try to bring these things forward more rapidly.’”