Cord blood banking is defined as the collection and storage of stem cells present within the umbilical cord blood of a newborn for future medical use. Umbilical cord blood is rich in a type of stem cell known as a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC). A large market for the storage of these cells has come into existence over the past 30 years, with public and private cord blood banks now present in all major healthcare markets worldwide. [Read more…]
The American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians (AAOSCP) is an organization created to advance the research and development of therapeutics in regenerative medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease related to or occurring within the human body. Its aim is to be an educational resource for physicians, scientists, and the public in diseases that can be caused by physiological dysfunction that are ameliorable to medical treatment. [Read more…]
MADISON, Wisc. – December 4, 2018 – JangoBio is making substantial progress on several commercial and scientific fronts in its quest to develop stem cell-based therapies for hormone restoration. Building on a National Institutes of Health small business grant and an initial seed investment round, JangoBio is expanding its existing animal facility and building a new headquarters in the Madison metropolitan area. The new headquarters at 2997 Yarmouth Greenway Drive (Fitchburg WI 53711) is located in the Fitchburg biotechnology research corridor and will house cell production and research laboratories along with the addition of several new employees. This new facility will complement the expansion of the existing animal laboratories on Science Drive in Madison, Wisconsin. [Read more…]
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018— Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL), a market leader in automated cell processing and point-of-care, autologous cell-based therapies, today announced that its device subsidiary, ThermoGenesis® Corp., has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its proprietary AXP® II AutoXpress® Platform (AXP II) for clinical blood banking.
The AXP II, in combination with the Company’s companion, single-use, cell separation set provides automated, rapid and reliable harvest of stem and progenitor cells from collected units of umbilical cord blood in a “functionally-closed” sterile system. [Read more…]
Hemostemix Inc. (“Hemostemix”) (TSX Venture:HEM; OTCQB:HMTXF) is a publicly traded clinical-stage biotech company that develops and commercializes blood-derived stem cell therapies for medical conditions lacking adequate treatment options. Importantly, it is one of the first clinical-stage biotech companies to test a stem cell therapy within an international, multi-center Phase II clinical trial for patients with critical limb ischemia (“CLI”). CLI is a severe form of peripheral artery disease (“PAD”) that is caused by reduced blood flow to the extremities. After showing promising results in a Phase I trial and with a large number of historical patient treatments performed in open trials, Hemostemix’s Phase II trial targets a participant’s diseased tissue with proprietary cells grown from his or her blood that can support the formation of new blood vessels. This lead cell therapy product is called ACP-01. [Read more…]