The STARSTEM team gathered online on the 11th and 12th of June for our sixth plenary meeting. Travel restrictions due to Covid-19 meant that we came together virtually for this bi-yearly meeting. Despite restrictions, it was a lively meeting that was facilitated by many cups of tea and coffee.

The meeting began with some positive well wishes from STARSTEM Coordinator Prof Martin Leahy, of TOMI-NUI Galway. Over the two day meeting, we discussed nanostar synthesis; the production of cell therapies within STARSTEM, including Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and the isolation of extracellular vesicles; the labelling of cell products; in vitro and in vivo pre-clinical work that has been delayed due to Covid-19 and plans for the future.