Acronym Soup

 

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A

ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
Civil rights law, federal legal protections for people with disabilities

ASC
Adipose Stem Cells

AHA
American Heart Association

AMA
American Medical Society

ARM
Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine research translates fundamental knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics into materials, devices, systems and a variety of therapeutic strategies which augment, repair, replace or regenerate organs and tissues. This rapidly evolving, interdisciplinary field in healthcare is transforming the practice of medicine, medical innovation and the production of medical devices and therapies. Delivering cures through regenerative medicine requires coordination amongst a broad range of stakeholder groups from industry, academia, government, healthcare professionals, the investment community and consumer advocates. The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine is the voice for these groups, drawing them together to create an influential and unified community that is paving the way for a healthier future with many new life saving therapies.

 

B

Biologics related

(IND, BLA)

 

 

C

CDC
Center for Disease Control
Government agency that studies disease and approves prescription medications for public use

CDER
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
(drugs, monoclonal antibodies, therapeutic proteins)

CDRH
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
(devices for treatment, implants, diagnostic devices)

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

CIRM
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

CMS
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Federal agency administering the Medicare and Medicaid agencies

CPRIT
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas

CSC
Cochlear Stem Cells

CTP
Connective Tissue Progenitors

 

 

D

Devices related
(IDE, 510k, PMA)

DHHS
Department of Health Human Services

Drug related
(IND, NDA)

 

 

E

ESC
Embryonic Stem Cells

 

 

F

FFM
When Stargardt’s disease develops in adulthood, it is sometimes referred to instead as fundus flavimaculatus (FFM), which is a subtype of Stargardt’s disease. Fundus flavimaculatus is an inherited juvenile macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss. The progression usually starts between the ages of six and twelve years old and plateaus shortly after rapid reduction in visual acuity.

 

G

GPI
Genetics Policy Institute
GPI is a nonprofit organization recognized as a leading promoter and defender of stem cell research and other cutting-edge medical research targeting cures. Since GPI's inception in 2003, its mission has been to establish a positive policy, regulatory and societal framework to enable research to flourish, under the highest ethical and medical standards.

 

H

HB1
AC133+ Hemangioblasts from Umbilical Cord Blood

HCFA
Health Care Financing Administration
Former name for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HHS
Health and Human Services
California state agency that oversees human services such as departments of rehabilitation, health services, and social services

HSC
Hematopoietic Stem Cells

 

 

I

iPS
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

 

 

J

JAMA
Journal of the American Medical Association

 

 

N

NIH
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Nation's Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.

NPRM
Notice of Proposed Rule Making
Public notice given for a comment period for the federal rule making process

NSC
Neural Stem Cells/Oligodendrocyte Progenitors

 

 

M

MSC
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
MAPC
Multi-potent Adult Stem Cells

 

 

O

OCTGT

 


S

SKMB
Skeletal Myoblasts and Muscle Stem Cells

 

U

UCB
Umbilical Cord Blood Derived Stem Cells