Cultivated meat refers to meat created using cell culture techniques within a laboratory or manufacturing facility. It is produced by growing master cells collected from cattle, chicken, pigs, fish, lamb, and other livestock. Cultivated meat is ethically produced, because livestock is not used within the manufacturing processes beyond collecting the initial cells required for cell culture. [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).
What is Lab-Grown Meat and Why Does It Matter?
The potential of lab-grown meat has captured the imagination of investors, researchers, and consumers alike. In the late 1990s, Willem van Eelen was the first applicant to file the first patent for a cultured meat manufacturing method. Although the lab-grown meat industry has only existed for about 25 years, 2020 was a turning point because a cultured chicken product developed by the company “Eat Just” made its debut on a restaurant menu in Singapore. [Read more…]
What are Placental Stem Cells and What are They Used For?
What are placental stem cells and what are placental stem cells used for? As placental stem cells get explored for a variety of therapeutic applications, these questions become increasingly important. The opportunity to collect placental stem cells is also a once in a lifetime opportunity. [Read more…]
MSCs as “Therapeutic Workhouses” in the Era of Regenerative Medicine
MSCs are a class of multipotent cells found in human tissues, such as bone marrow, adipose tissue, dental pulp, and periosteum, a layer of connective tissue that envelops the bones. They are also known as: Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Medicinal Signaling Cells, Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, and Marrow Stromal Cells. [Read more…]
Top 8 Stem Cell Quotes of All-Time
Many experts have spoken about the power of stem cells and their ability to alter the field of healthcare forever, including these top stem cell quotes of all-time. With exponential progress occurring in the field, stem cells are ushering in an age of regenerative medicine that will transform healthcare in ways that are now inconceivable.
In coming decades, stem cells will be reversing diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to autism, re-growing organs and tissues, and potentially allowing the first humans to reach the age of 200.
Some exciting advances with stem cells include these “science fictions” that have become “science facts”: [Read more…]
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