Although not yet popular, 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 induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from cows, pigs, fish, or sheep, 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…]
Despite progress involving the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) within disease modeling and drug discovery applications, it will be a long path to achieve the broad-scale use of iPSC-derived cell types in human patients. [Read more…]
Therapeutic applications of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have surged in recent years. Since the creation of human iPSCs in 2007, it took only seven years for the first iPSC-derived cell product to be transplanted into a human patient in 2014. From 2014 to present, additional trials and physician-led studies employing human iPSC-derived cell types have been initiated across multiple geographies worldwide. [Read more…]
Spinogenix Announces Grant by U.S. Department of Defense to Advance Novel Drug Candidate in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 05, 2021 — Spinogenix, Inc. a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule drugs for neurological conditions, today announced that it will be collaborating with Dr. Rita Sattler at the Barrow Neurological Institute and Dr. Justin Ichida at the USC Keck School of Medicine on a grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Defense’s (“DOD”) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (“CDMRP”) to evaluate its lead development candidate in ALS. [Read more…]
Although there are key players in multiple geographies worldwide, Japan has positioned itself as a hub for induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) technology. iPS cells are made by reprogramming adult cells back into an embryonic-like state. Derived from skin or blood cells, they are not controversial.