Despite progress involving the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) within disease modeling and drug discovery applications, it will be a long path to achieve the broad-scale use of iPSC-derived cell types in human patients. [Read more…]
Since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in 2006, a large and thriving research products market has emerged, largely because the cells are non-controversial and can be generated directly from adult cells. It is clear that iPSCs represent a lucrative market segment, because methods for commercializing this cell type are expanding every year and clinical studies investigating iPSCs are swelling in number. [Read more…]
Today, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are being exploited for uses in drug discovery and development, toxicology screening, disease modelling, personalized medicine, cell-based therapeutics, and beyond. A fascinatingly diverse range of business models have been developed by market competitors to provide iPSC specific products, services, technologies, and therapies across the life science sector. [Read more…]
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, iXCells Biotechnologies is a cell biology and cell technology company specializing in pre-clinical drug discovery solutions. iXCells provides primary cells and iPSC derived cells, custom iPSC services, and functional bioassay development and execution, among other products and services.
In this interview with Nianwei Lin, Co-Founder and President of iXCells Biotechnologies, we discuss the company’s product pipeline, innovative drug discovery solutions, CRO services, and its future goals. [Read more…]
Axol Bioscience’s CiPA-validated ventricular cardiomyocytes can be used as a robust cardiotoxicity measurement tool.
June 7, CAMBRIDGE, England & EDINBURGH, Scotland – Axol Bioscience Ltd., an established provider of iPSC-derived cells, media, and characterization services for life science discovery, today announced that its human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived ventricular cardiomyocytes have undergone comprehensive in vitro pro-arrhythmia assay (CiPA) validation. Using this assay, the cells were shown to be suitable for measuring cardiotoxicity, offering scientists a robust cardiac model for drug discovery and screening. [Read more…]