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Papers related to stem cell therapy rising worldwide
  • By Nam Doo-hyun
  • Published 2017.09.06 16:45
  • Updated 2017.09.06 16:59
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Seoul National University서울대학교, Catholic University of Korea가톨릭대학교, and School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University성균관의대 have actively conducted researches in the stem cell therapy over the past decade, a report said.

Coordination Center for Global Innovative Biotherapeutics글로벌 첨단바이오의약품 코디네이팅센터 and Postech Biotech Center생명공학연구센터 counted the number of papers related to stem cell therapies -- published between Jan. 1, 2006 and May 4, 2016, by research institutions and countries, in a report titled the “Analysis of recent trend of high-tech biomedicines.” The Ministry of Science and ICT과학기술정보통신부 and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) commissioned the tally-up task.

The result showed Seoul National University released the largest number of 377 papers related to the therapy, followed by the Catholic University of Korea with 235 papers, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine with 185 papers, SNU’s College of Medicine with 154 papers, and Yonsei University College of Medicine연세의대 with 152 papers.

In addition to universities, state think tanks and public research institutions, such as Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences한국원자력의학원, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology한국생명공학연구원, National Cancer Center국립암센터, and Korea Institute of Science and Technology한국과학기술연구원, presented related papers but their number was smaller than those of universities.

The domestic schools and research organs began to offer stem cell therapy-related papers in earnest in 2006 and have since released 2,265 papers.

Researchers said since 2013, the number of papers has shown a five-fold increase from 2006 with more than 300 papers released every year.

The report showed the share of Korean papers among the global total has also rapidly increased. Korea was ranked at eighth place in the world in the number of stem cell therapy papers.

Internationally, the number of stem cell therapy papers has also drastically increased from 2,600 in 2006 to 6,600 in 2015.

By country, the United States released the largest number of papers with 17,540 between Jan. 1, 2006 and May 4, 2016, followed by China (7,239), Germany (4,542), Japan (3,711), Italy (3,274), the United Kingdom (3,117), France (2,340), Korea (2,265), Canada (2,027), Spain (1,631), Australia (1,286), Netherlands (1,235), and Switzerland (938).


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