Since the outbreak of the new type of coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in December 2019, the scientific community has been working fervently to develop treatments to combat the disease. Globally, scientists are exploring every potential weapon to suppress the global threat. Approaches under investigation include vaccines, medications, combination therapies, and perhaps most interestingly, living therapies with promising cell types such as natural killer (NK) cells, stem cells and exosomes. [Read more…]
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a well-characterized population of adult stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types (chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, myocytes, and more).
– Novellus’ patented mRNA-based cell-reprogramming technology creates MSCs with superior immunomodulatory properties
– Novellus’ iPSC-derived MSCs have manufacturing advantages over primary adult, donor-derived MSCs, allowing for larger supply, faster scale-up, and a more consistent cellular product
– MSCs may remedy the cytokine storm that triggers acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19 patients
What is the Cymerus™ technology and how could it potentially assist in the battle against Coronavirus cases on a global basis? Cymerus™ is a stem cell manufacturing platform being developed by Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX: CYP), an Australian regenerative medicine company.
The proprietary technology utilizes induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) originating from an adult donor as the starting material for generating mesenchymoangioblasts (MCAs). It then differentiates these cells into mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). [Read more…]
Investigational New Drug (IND) Using RoosterBio’s CliniControl™ Products Enters the Clinic by RoosterBio’s Pharmaceutical Customer
RoosterBio Inc., a leading supplier of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (hMSC) working cell banks and hMSC bioprocess systems, announces today a significant milestone in the regenerative medicine field with the dosing of the first patient using its innovative cellular starting materials. The patient has been treated by RoosterBio’s pharmaceutical customer with an Investigational New Drug (IND) that was manufactured using RoosterBio’s CliniControl cell and media systems. [Read more…]
Groundbreaking study by pioneer in stem cell research may potentially save millions of lives
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 10, 2019 — Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR), the leader in regenerative technologies, is proud to announce that they are in the process of approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct type 2 diabetes clinical trials focused on development of stem cell-based treatment. Led by GIOSTAR Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Anand Srivastava, a team of scientists is further investigating a new potential approach to combat this disease, achieved through differentiation of stem cells into insulin-secreting cells. [Read more…]