Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) represent a rapidly evolving area of stem cell science. Since the discovery of the cell type in 2006, there have been several important market events, including the first ever clinical trial in humans which launched in August of 2013 to evaluate the capacity of iPSC-derived cell sheets for their ability to restore vision in patients with wet-type macular degeneration. While this trial has since been paused due to safety concerns, it represents a major milestone in clinical progress with iPSCs.
In another recent event that reverberated throughout the stem cell research community, the Supreme Court rejected the right of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to control patents related to iPSC derivation in a landmark patent decision issued February 2015.
Indeed, every month there are major events occurring in the iPSC sector that shift industry dynamics. Read on to get informed about the most important iPSC market events that occurred in July of 2015. [Read more…]