Hamburg, June 2018 – Since the groundbreaking discovery of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006, the use of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) has experienced a boom. Due to their extensive in vitro self-renewal properties and their ability to differentiate into many different cell types, PSCs, and especially hiPSCs, offer exciting promises in a wide range of cell applications including regenerative medicine. [Read more…]
Although there are key players in markets like the U.S., Australia, and the EU, Japan continues to accelerates its position as a hub for induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) therapy with generous funding, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships.
MELBOURNE, Australia, June 21, 2018 — Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX:CYP) is pleased to announce positive safety and efficacy data from a day 28 analysis of patients in Cohort B of its Phase 1 clinical trial of CYP-001, the Company’s lead Cymerus™ mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) product candidate, in steroid-resistant acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). [Read more…]
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) are differentiated cells that are reprogrammed back into an embryonic-like state. Derived from skin or blood cells, iPS cells are not controversial, because they are made from adult cells. As pluripotent stem cells, they can give rise to nearly all of the tissues that form the human body. [Read more…]
FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics licenses University of California – Irvine’s technologies for derivation of microglia
MADISON, Wis., June 6, 2018 — FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc. (FCDI), a leading developer and manufacturer of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiated tissue-specific iPSCs, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive patent license agreement with the University of California – Irvine (UCI) through its offices at UCI Applied Innovation to license and commercialize UCI’s technologies for derivation of microglia in the commercial research field and also a non-exclusive patent license agreement to commercialize microglia media formulation. [Read more…]