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…]
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2023 — Leading GMP cell CDMO I Peace, Inc., specializing in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived cell therapies based in Palo Alto, CA, and Heartseed Inc. (“Heartseed”), a Tokyo-based biotechnology company developing iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes for heart failure, have collaborated to generate cardiomyocytes using multiple donor-derived GMP grade iPS cell lines by I Peace, and Heartseed’s proprietary cardiomyocytes differentiation and purification methods. Heartseed has successfully produced high-purity cardiomyocytes consistently from all I Peace manufactured iPS cell lines used in this study. This achievement marks a significant step forward in the realization of autologous cardiac regenerative medicine with I Peace’s personal iPS cell banking service (My Peace), to manufacture and store iPS cells, and induce them into cardiomyocytes for use in autologous cell therapy. [Read more…]
How much is stem cell therapy? According to analysis by BioInformant, the cost of stem cell therapy ranges from less than $5,000 for simple procedures to $25,000 or more for complex ones. In general, stem cell treatment procedures are paid out-of-pocket by patients, because they are not covered by medical insurance. The cost of platelet rich therapy (PRP), which can be used separately or in conjunction with stem cell therapy, is typically $500-700, but may be as high as $2,000 at some locations. [Read more…]
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells or iPSCs) are laboratory-made pluripotent stem cells that are produced using non-controversial adult cells. They are derived from somatic cells through reprogramming and turning on the expression of specific pluripotency genes. This reprogramming can be achieved using different techniques with varying efficiencies. [Read more…]