Growth of the iPSC market is supported by an increasing number of clinical studies that are investigating the therapeutic potential of iPSC-derived cell therapy products. Induced pluripotent stem cells (called iPSCs or iPS cells) are a type of stem cell that can become any cell within the human body, giving them enormous potential for use within regenerative medicine. [Read more…]
ORIG3N, a biotechnology start-up headquartered in Boston, is attracting global attention for several reasons. First, it has created the world’s largest blood cell repository. ORIG3N is using these blood cells to produce patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), allowing the cells to be ever-renewing and giving rise to a living database of humanity known as LifeCapsule.
Second, the company has two other business segments, called LifeProfile and LifeSystems. These business units of ORIG3N help people to better understand the links between their genes and how their minds and bodies work.
Third, ORIG3N has identified HLA Superdonor matches for 90% of the U.S. population, positioning it to be custodians of this “first of a kind asset on planet earth.”
Major news broke in the iPSC sector last week when Ncardia (Cologne, Germany) and Nanion Technologies (Munich, Germany) signed a joint marketing and sales promotion agreement. Under the terms of partnership, customers of the companies will get access to high-performance instrument platforms from Nanion, coupled with Ncardia’s portfolio of hiPSC-derived cardiac cell types and assay services. [Read more…]
What are stem cells used for? There are many potential uses for stem cells, from the treatment of cancer to chronic conditions, acute injuries and more. Scientists continue to perform research on stem cells to maximize their therapeutic benefits and possible contributions to the medical industry.
In this article:
- Why Are Stem Cells Important?
- What Are Stem Cells Used For in Medicine?
- What Are Stem Cells Used For in the Body?
- Why Are Stem Cells Valuable in Research?
What Are Stem Cells Used For? | Some FAQs Answered
While stem cells are important for treating people with major health issues, they are also advancing new frontiers in healthcare. [Read more…]
This is an interview with Dr. Paul Wotton, who joined Cynata Therapeutics Board of Directors in June, 2016. Dr. Wotton was previously President and CEO of Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCAT) joining the company in July 2014 and managing it through an all-cash take-over by Astellas Pharma valued at $379 million. [Read more…]