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.”