The scientist behind TRUSTEM

DR. CARLOS HUGO ESCOBAR SOTO. Medical surgeon, Master’s in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Among his academic achievements is also his doctoral thesis, which was awarded the distinction Summa Cum Laude by Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

The research topic of his thesis focused on the development of a reliable and safe technique to produce Clinical grade human stem cells, suitable to be used as a therapeutic tool to treat patients.

In his career, his work as postgraduate professor and Director of the Basic Sciences research team of the Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, FUCS stand out. At present, he is the Scientific Director of TRUSTEM, medical laboratory focused on the development and implementation of Advanced therapy medicinal products.

With his experience as Molecular Biology and Biotechnology professor in clinical-surgical medical specialties, he starts his doctoral training, where he exhaustively explores the distinctive features, needs and therapeutic potential of stem cells, to identify the conceptual gaps that prevent the achievement of consistent therapeutic results with them, conducting research works with which he managed to fill some of the most important gaps previously identified.

Dr. Escobar supervises the correct manipulation of ASC produced at TRUSTEM, and continuously search for new technical and technological optimizations to improve the therapeutic results obtained with their use.

The significant results of his research work recognize him the title of PhD in Biomedical Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with his thesis focused on the development of a technology for the production of Clinical Grade human ASC, awarded the distinction of Summa Cum Laude by renowned international jurors such as Professor Diego Correa of Miami University and professor Ricardo Dewey of IIB-INTECH from Argentina.