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US pharmaceutical company AbbVie said it was reconsidering its $55-billion takeover of Shire in the wake of US government moves to curb deals designed to cut tax, wiping $13 billion off the London-listed firm’s stock price.

Chicago-based AbbVie said late on Tuesday it was responding to the US proposals which aim to make it harder for American firms to shift their tax bases out of the US and into lower cost jurisdictions in Europe. AbbVie’s move for Shire, a leader in drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and rare diseases, was announced in July amid a spate of similar takeover deals within the US and European pharmaceutical sector.

It proposed creating a new US-listed holding company with a tax domicile in Britain, which applies low tax rates to patent income and has passed laws that make it easy for companies to shift profits into tax havens.

The news hammered shares in Shire, sending them down 27 per cent, back to where they were before the deal talks emerged in June.

Shares in larger rival AstraZeneca, which had rebuffed its own takeover deal by US group Pfizer fell four per cent while replacement knees and hips maker Smith & Nephew, which had also been touted as a target, slipped three per cent.

AbbVie’s move wrongfooted Shire investors, coming just weeks after AbbVie chief executive Richard Gonzalez, in the wake of the Treasury proposals, told employees of both companies he was “more energised than ever” about the deal.

Also tax advisers had said the Treasury measures were unlikely to significantly impact most inversion deals.

Although the new rules will make some deals costlier and others more difficult, fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc said it will proceed with its $11.5 billion transaction with Canada’s Tim Hortons.

Gonzalez had said Shire’s appeal stretched far beyond its tax domicile, pointing to its portfolio of drugs, some of which command prices of hundreds of thousands of pounds for an annual course of treatment, and its pipeline.

Buying Shire would reduce AbbVie’s reliance on its Humira drug, the world’s top selling arthritis medicine which loses US patent protection in 2016.

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* Barroso says freedom of movement essential to EU * Cameron says will put migration at heart of EU negotiations * Barroso says migration cap would likely breach EU law LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Outgoing EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Sunday warned British Prime Minister David Cameron against trying to rewrite the European Union's freedom of movement principle, saying it was …

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IDCEE 2014: Bitcoin Crypto Currencies Panel
“Era of Bitcoin: Is The Era Of Flat Currency Coming To An End” panel on Main Stage of IDCEE 2014. Panelists: Moe Levin (Director of European Business Development @BitPay) …

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BRUSSELS NATO said Thursday it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraines border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks.

We would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, as this would be a step in the right direction. But for the moment, we have not seen major and significant movements yet, a NATO official told AFP.

The Kremlin said on Saturday that Putin had ordered the pullback of 17,600 servicemen who had participated in summer drills in the southern Rostov region on the border with Ukraine.

The order came ahead of key talks between Putin, Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko and European leaders in Milan on Friday on the fragile truce in the former Soviet country.

But the Nato official said: There is still a large and capable force sitting on the border of Ukraine and heavy equipment still has to be pulled back.

As NATO leaders made clear at the Wales summit (in September), Russia must end its support for militants in eastern Ukraine, withdraw its troops and stop its military activities along and across the border with Ukraine.

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The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine , along with its European sister organization, the Alliance for Advanced Therapies , today announced the leadership of both organizations has approved a Memorandum …

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By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said it did not know what data had been found by the hackers, though it suspected they were seeking …

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Microsoft says it’s patching a Windows security flaw cited in a report on alleged spying by Russian hackers.

A group of hackers, allegedly from Russia, found a fundamental flaw in Microsoft Windows and exploited it to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the United States.

That’s according to new research from iSight Partners, a Dallas-based cybersecurity firm.

Last month, the U.S. and the U.K. were preparing to meet at a NATO summit to talk about Ukraine. Emails were flying back and forth. Different experts were offering to talk at the conference. And in the midst of all the digital traffic, hackers jumped into the conversation.

Patrick McBride, a spokesman with iSight, says the hackers targeted specific officials using a well-known kind of attack called spear-phishing. Hackers would craft a message with a PowerPoint document attached. For example, they’d say, “We’d like to be involved in the conference.”

And when an unknowing recipient opened the corrupted PowerPoint, the file was exploited to load a piece of malware onto the computer that the attacker could then use later to “exfiltrate documents,” McBride says.

The hacker group, dubbed the “Sandworm Team,” allegedly pulled emails and documents off computers from NATO, Ukrainian government groups, Western European government officials, and energy sector and telecommunications firms.

In the mad dash to grab information, McBride says, the hackers got a little sloppy and dropped hints about their identity. He says they’re Russian, “but we can’t pinpoint if they work for the Russian government or work in a particular department in the government.”

The Russian embassy did not immediately respond to NPR’s inquiry. Microsoft says that Tuesday, it’s patching the security flaw so that PowerPoint and other Office products can’t be exploited again in the same way.

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Building a Lifeline for Freedom – Eastern Partnership 2.0
The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies cordially invites you to the launch of our research paper 'Building a Lifeline for Freedom – Eastern Partner…

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Liberty Global plc and Ziggo N.V. today announce that Liberty Global has obtained regulatory clearance from the European Commission for the previously announced recommended public offer to all holders of issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Ziggo as more fully described in the joint press releases of Liberty Global and Ziggo of January 27, 2014 and June 27, 2014.

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The Faroe Islands, part of the Kingdom of Denmark, wont observe European Union sanctions the country says make no economic sense as its fish farmers predict a surge in exports to Russia.

I have a responsibility to my people and I dont believe in boycotts, Home Rule Prime Minister Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen said yesterday in a phone interview. They always end up hurting the wrong people.

The north Atlantic archipelago, settled by Norse Vikings, has stayed outside the European Union and, unlike non-EU member Norway, has ignored the sanctions against Russia. That means it hasnt been hit by President Vladimir Putins retaliatory trade ban. Bakkafrost P/F (BAKKA), based in the Faroese town of Glyvrar, predicted last month the development will more than triple its fish exports to Russia.

Criticism from abroad has been very muted, 50-year-old Johannesen said. Ive explained the situation to Brussels, to Danish lawmakers and to the Obama administration when I traveled to Washington and New York recently.

Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said he doesnt want to be the umpire in this matter, in a brief interview today. Its no crime not to be a member of the EU nor is it a crime not to be the subject of a boycott. On the other hand, its clear that the EU expects that others dont take advantage of the situation to capture market from countries impacted by the boycott.

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Russia, which accounts for about 7 percent of global Atlantic salmon demand, imposed its food ban on countries backing sanctions at the beginning of August. The standoff has left the Faroes, which supply about 4 percent of world output, in a unique position to provide Russians with fresh salmon.

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NSA tech spying hurts economy: Sen. Wyden

PALO ALTO (Calif.): Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.

“We’re going to end up breaking the Internet,” warned Google Inc.’s Schmidt during a public forum Wednesday convened by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who has been an outspoken critic of electronic data-gathering by the National Security Agency. Schmidt and executives from Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp. and other firms say revelations of extensive NSA surveillance are prompting governments in Europe and elsewhere to consider laws requiring that their citizens’ online data be stored within their national borders.

Rules like that would drive up costs and create technical obstacles to the way the Internet currently operates, making it “profoundly difficult in terms of our ability to deliver services,” said Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch.

Brad Smith, general counsel for Microsoft, said some European customers are worried their data will be more vulnerable to U.S. government snooping, although he declined to give specific examples.

“The reality is this is a real problem for American tech companies,” said Smith. “If trust falls, then the prospects for business are hurt.”

Wyden, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and chairman of the Finance Committee, convened the roundtable in the Palo Alto High School gym, where he played basketball as a student in the 1960s.

He said he will take the executives’ message back to Washington, where bills to curb surveillance have stalled. Prospects for passing a reform bill this fall are shrinking, Wyden told The Associated Press.

“I’m going to my best to use this. What I’m going to do is say there’s a clear and present danger to the Internet economy,” Wyden said.

Wyden contends that the government’s “digital dragnet” of phone calls, emails and online communications doesn’t make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy.

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NATO Support for Poland and Baltics: Alliance vows to protect East European members against Russia
NATO's new secretary-general pledged support for its eastern allies during his first foreign visit to Poland. Speaking in Warsaw, Jens Stoltenberg tried to reassure Poland and the Baltics that…

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You have nothing to fear from the NSA: that is unless you’re from outside the United States, or you arouse the agency’s suspicion by chatting to Al Qaeda. “Try not to do that,” was the advice given.

The warnings come from former NSA chief General Keith Alexander, who told delegates at a security conference that the National Security Agency’s activities, as described by ex-NSA sysadmin and secret-doc-leaker Edward Snowden, are just the agency doing its job.

In a speech delivered to the MIRCon 2014 conference in Washington, Alexander made no apology for the phone call metadata siphoned by the business record FISA programme run by the NSA, including data collected on Five Eyes and European allies. Such collection is part and parcel of spycraft, and in line with the agency’s stated mission, he said.

“Our data’s in there (NSA databases), my data’s in there. If I talk to an Al Qaeda operative, the chances of my data being looked at is really good, so I try not to do that. If you don’t want to you shouldn’t either,” he told MIRcon delegates.

“It doesn’t mean that we didn’t collect on key leaders around the world,” he said, before referencing a hypothetical question he once asked of allied countries that indicated each spied on one another, regardless of diplomatic position.

“Nations act in nations’ best interest … we at times want to make sure a war doesn’t break out [and] it is important that our political, military leaders know what is going on.”

He added pointedly: “Somebody has to be in charge”.

The NSA pulled about 180 numbers a year from FISA records, which Alexander said was critical to “connecting the dots” and was an act that had been “100 per cent” audited since the Snowden leaks, without fault.

To shore up his argument, he recapped the US’s scuppering of a 2009 terrorist attack on the New York subway and the arrest of lead suspect Najibullah Zazi, who appeared through his phone records to have coordinated the bombing. The FBI swooped on Zazi as he transited the country based on FISA intel, Alexander said.

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The organizers did everything they could to ensure a peaceful conference. The two-day event in Berlin hosted by the German Federal Academy for Security Policy – with DW as a media partner – sounded inconspicuous enough. Titled: “Europe’s stability – Germany’s security,” it dealt with the fallout of the financial crisis for European security.

Panelists discussed the ramifications of the financial crisis for political decision making, how to deal with a resurgent Russia as well as the challenges posed by the rapid rise in refugees fleeing to Europe in the wake of events in Syria and Iraq.

Transatlantic relations and US foreign policy cropped up only once in a while on the sidelines of a predominantly European-focused debate. The NSA scandal wasn’t brought up at all – that is, until the very last panel of the gathering, where it gave the conference a bitter aftertaste.

Financial crisis – a chance for the betterment of Europe?

Taking a page from Winston Churchill’s playbook – “never let a good crisis go to waste” – panelists were asked to debate how the financial crisis could be reconfigured as a chance for the betterment of European integration and the transatlantic alliance.

The panelists, James D. Melville, the US’ deputy ambassador to Germany, Roderich Kiesewetter, a member of the Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs for the CDU, and Gregor Gysi, the parliamentary leader of the Left Party in the Bundestag, understandably struggled to find a common thread connecting the financial crisis with the improvement of transatlantic ties and the deepening of the European project.

Gysi asked why the US wouldn’t sign a no-spy Agreement with Berlin

As a result, each panelist focused on a certain point. Gysi repeatedly lamented the failure of the UN Security Council to fulfill its role as the world’s decisive political body. As a consequence, he suggested the US, China and Russia should be locked up in a single room and be forced to stay in there until they had solved the world’s problems.

Kiesewetter and Melville’s comments were more realistic. Kiesewetter urged that with all the debate about a larger international role for Germany and calls to beef up the country’s military forces, Germany must first define its strategic interests and have a public debate about the issue.

Melville reiterated two truisms often stated by the Obama administration. One: that not even the United States can solve the world’s problems alone; and two: that in global politics, Germany punches below its weight, with Washington supporting a stronger role for Berlin on the international stage.

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WARSAW New NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that the Western alliance could deploy its forces wherever it wants, apparently calling into question post-Cold War agreements that have been shaken by Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine. Stoltenberg was visiting NATO member Poland to reassure it that NATO would provide the protection it sought against its former communist master, Russia, which in recent months has annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, and been accused by the West of sending troops and equipment to back pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

At a summit a month ago, NATO leaders agreed to set up a “spearhead” rapid reaction force that could be sent to a hotspot within days, and to pre-position equipment and supplies in eastern European countries to receive the force if needed. But they rejected appeals from NATO members in Eastern Europe, including Poland, to station thousands of troops there permanently — partly because of the expense, and partly because they did not want to break a 1997 pact under which NATO promised Russia it would not permanently station significant combat forces in the east.

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a Carnegie Europe think tank event at the Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. In a farewell speech as NATO’s top civilian official, Rasmussen said the alliance finds itself on the front lines of a geopolitical division between “tolerance and fanaticism,” and “democracy and totalitarianism.” Rasmussen’s five-year term as NATO secretary general comes to a close at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)(The Associated Press)

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks with the Associated Press during an interview at the Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. In a farewell speech as NATO’s top civilian official, Rasmussen said the alliance finds itself on the front lines of a geopolitical division between “tolerance and fanaticism,” and “democracy and totalitarianism.” Rasmussen’s five-year term as NATO secretary general comes to a close at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)(The Associated Press)

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen pauses before speaking during a Carnegie Europe think tank event at the Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. In a farewell speech as NATO’s top civilian official, Rasmussen said the alliance finds itself on the front lines of a geopolitical division between “tolerance and fanaticism,” and “democracy and totalitarianism.” Rasmussen’s five-year term as NATO secretary general comes to a close at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)(The Associated Press)

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a Carnegie Europe think tank event at the Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. In a farewell speech as NATO’s top civilian official, Rasmussen said the alliance finds itself on the front lines of a geopolitical division between “tolerance and fanaticism,” and “democracy and totalitarianism.” Rasmussen’s five-year term as NATO secretary general comes to a close at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)(The Associated Press)

BRUSSELS When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.

Five years later, as Rasmussen wraps up his tenure as the 12th secretary general in NATO’s history, the U.S., Canada and their European allies are again squaring off against the Russians, and must confront a more diverse and bewildering array of threats to Western security than ever.

“We should be prepared to address all of them, whether it is a conventional threat against our territory, or what I would call hybrid warfare as we have seen in Ukraine a sophisticated Russian mix of conventional military operations and information and disinformation campaigns or terrorism as we see it in Iraq, or cyber-attacks or missile attacks,” Rasmussen told The Associated Press in a farewell interview.

“All this is part of today’s security environment and NATO must stand ready to protect our societies and our populations against all those threats,” said Rasmussen.

The 61-year-old Dane’s last day as the U.S.-led defense alliance’s top civilian official is Sept. 30. In one of his last official acts, he was scheduled to deliver a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday.

On Rasmussen’s watch, NATO continued to wage what has been the longest and most extensive military operation in its 65-year history in Afghanistan, a campaign that is supposed to come to an end this December.

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BRUSSELS (AP) – When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.

Five years later, as Rasmussen wraps up his tenure as the 12th secretary general in NATO’s history, the U.S., Canada and their European allies are again squaring off against the Russians, and must confront a more diverse and bewildering array of threats to Western security than ever.

“We should be prepared to address all of them, whether it is a conventional threat against our territory, or what I would call hybrid warfare as we have seen in Ukraine – a sophisticated Russian mix of conventional military operations and information and disinformation campaigns – or terrorism as we see it in Iraq, or cyber-attacks or missile attacks,” Rasmussen told The Associated Press in a farewell interview.

“All this is part of today’s security environment and NATO must stand ready to protect our societies and our populations against all those threats,” said Rasmussen.

The 61-year-old Dane’s last day as the U.S.-led defense alliance’s top civilian official is Sept. 30. In one of his last official acts, he was scheduled to deliver a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday.

On Rasmussen’s watch, NATO continued to wage what has been the longest and most extensive military operation in its 65-year history in Afghanistan, a campaign that is supposed to come to an end this December.

“Rasmussen played a valuable role in helping convince NATO members to contribute additional forces to President Barack Obama’s surge strategy,” said Jorge Benitez, senior fellow for trans-Atlantic security at the Washington, D.C.-based Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. “This was a major accomplishment because the momentum had been for allies to decrease their commitments in Afghanistan.”

Rasmussen, a former center-right prime minister of Denmark, was also in charge when NATO provided air cover to the rebel militias that brought down Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi.

An important lesson he drew from that conflict and the ensuing chaos, Rasmussen told AP, was that the international community must get involved faster when a repressive regime is overthrown, in order to improve the chances for a desirable and stable outcome.

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Discovery Communications and Liberty Global said Tuesday that they have closed the $930 million joint acquisition of U.K. TV production firm All3Media following regulatory clearance.

In May, Discovery and Liberty Global formed a joint venture “to preserve All3Medias creative autonomy while providing strategic guidance and investment to support its global growth.” John Malone controls Liberty Global and is a big shareholder in Discovery.

As widely expected, All3Media CEO Farah Ramzan Golant is stepping down. A global search for a new CEO will begin immediately, the new owners said. Jane Turton, currently COO, has been promoted to managing director of All3Media and will oversee the transition period. Neil Bright will continue in his role as CFO.

All3Media is considered Britain’s largest independent TV producer and distributor. The company’s shows include Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Undercover Boss, Skins, The White Queen, U.K. scripted reality hit The Only Way Is Essex and Cash Cab New York. Private equity firm Permira sold privately-held All3Media.

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The company was formed in 2003 by a group of former ITV executives and has acquired a portfolio of production outfits, including Company (The Village), Objective (Peep Show), Lime Pictures (The Only Way Is Essex), Optomen (Kitchen Nightmares) and One Potato, Two Potato (set up by Gordon Ramsay and Optomen).

All3Media is a production powerhouse, with a unique ability to attract, foster and retain some of the best creative minds in the business. For nearly 30 years, Discovery has invested in high-quality content and todays deal furthers that commitment, said Discovery CEO David Zaslav. Discovery has a proven track record of nurturing creativity and building scale across the world. Working with our valued partner Liberty Global, we will focus on empowering All3Media to continue innovating and delivering even greater stand-out content to its clients and partners across the globe.

Said Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, which has recently outlined its acquisitions strategy for content companies: The business, which produces content for some of our biggest markets in Europe, including the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands, is a natural fit for us and our strategy for content. Discovery is the perfect partner too, as they not only commission All3Media content already, but also share our ambition to create compelling, localized content for domestic markets. Together, we will seek to preserve All3Medias creative independence and support its management to further grow this strong creative business.

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Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine Forms Collaboration with National University Ireland Galway

ROCHESTER, Minn. The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues at the National University Ireland Galway have signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) to pave the way for joint clinical trials using regenerative therapies.

The MOU follows years of close collaboration with NUI Galways Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) and the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) and will focus on adult stem cell therapy, gene therapy, biomaterials and biomedical engineering. Furthermore, the agreement facilitates ongoing student and staff exchange between Galway and the United States.

MEDIA CONTACT:Jennifer Schutz, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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Anthony Windebank, M.D., deputy director for Discovery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Professor Timothy OBrien, director of the REMEDI, were among those present at the signing in Galway.

Both the National University Ireland Galway and the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine have laboratories which are compliant with current good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations as it applies to cell manufacturing, says Professor OBrien. This allows us to initiate joint trials of regenerative therapies that will produce identical cell products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency are making efforts to streamline and facilitate introduction of new therapies on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Carrying out these approval processes and completing joint studies will facilitate more rapid introduction of new therapies for patients.

Pictured at the signing: Prof. Lokesh Joshi, Vice President for Research, NUI Galway; Dr. Jim Browne, President, NUI Galway; Dr. Anthony Windebank, Deputy Director for Discovery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine; and Prof. Tim OBrien, Director of REMEDI NUI Galway.

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