On 7-8 September 2015, partners from the REACH consortium attended the MSC2 meeting in Leiden. This meeting brought together EU-funded consortia that aimed to further research with mesenchymal stem cells. The REACH project was presented by Dr. Ruud Das of Xpand Biotechnology. The other consortia that presented their research were Stellar, RETHRIM, VISICORT, ADIPOA-2, REDDSTAR, SCIENCE, NEPHSTROM and MERLIN.
Apart from presentations of the respective consortia, additional panel discussions were held on regulatory and ethical issues, commercialization and technology development. Future harmonization of MSC research was also discussed.