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Shinya Yamanaka

The Power List 2016

Shinya Yamanaka

Director and Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University

Another returnee from last year’s Power List; Shinya has stormed into the top 20 for his work in stem cells. After reprogramming adult mouse (2006) and human (2007) somatic cells into what are now called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, he was awarded a 2012 Nobel Prize. In the past year, Shinya has been working on an iPSC stock project in which iPSC clones are established from donors with a homologous HLA haplotype. “Homologous HLA lessens the risk of transplant rejection and promises quality-assured iPSCs for future cell therapies,” says Shinya. “We started distributing iPSC stock clones to corporate and medical institutions last year.”

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The Top 100

The nominations are in and after considerable debate and analysis from our judging panel, we present The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of drug development and manufacture.

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