31st August 2022, Stevenage, UK — Laverock Therapeutics Ltd was founded to develop a unique gene silencing platform for the creation of programmable, allogeneic cell therapies. Having recently completed a seed funding round, the Company has opened dedicated labs in the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, employing six new team members on top of an experienced senior management team. [Read more…]
Lab-grown meat is fast becoming a real alternative to its farm-grown counterpart as billionaire entrepreneurs and industry heavyweights invest into start-ups from across the nascent field of “cellular agriculture”. Produced via stem cells derived from cows, pigs, fish, sheep, or other livestock, the emerging clean meat industry has the potential to transform the global food market and create a new trillion dollar industry in the process. [Read more…]
Supercharge Clinical Translation by Advancing Gene Engineering, Optimizing Differentiation & Enhancing Expansion to Achieve Unrivalled Clinical Scale for the Future of Cell Therapy
Bordeaux, France / August 30th, 2022 – TreeFrog Therapeutics, a biotechnology company aimed at making safer, more efficient and more affordable cell therapies based on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), today announced the nomination of 10 international scientists for the Stem Cell SpaceShot grant. Each nominee was anonymously selected based on a 1-page research project description. In early October, the 10 nominees will be interviewed by an international jury of experts in stem cell biology, gene editing and biophysics, which will determine the winner of the $100,000 Stem Cell SpaceShot Grant. [Read more…]
What do we know of the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapeutics? Over 50 years have passed since the discovery of hematopoietic stem cells (bone marrow transplantation to cure diseases such as leukemia), over 20 years since the discovery of human embryonic stem cells (hESC), and 15 years since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). There are now thousands of stem cell trials underway in clinics worldwide.
Despite this experience, what do we actually know about the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapeutics? [Read more…]