Principal investigator Dr. Jaime Guevara Aguirre, world-renowned expert on growth hormone to conduct the trial of Altsulin® (Microencapsulated Sertoli Cells) in Laron Syndrome Patients
Laron Syndrome (aka Laron-type dwarfism) is a rare pediatric orphan disease eligible for the FDA “Golden Ticket”
Phase IIa proof-of-concept trial paves the way to commercial development of Sertoli Cells for the treatment of Type I Diabetes
In major news today, Cellect Biomed Ltd. and Accellta announced that they have signed an agreement to evaluate Cellect’s apoptotic induction based technology in combination with Accellta’s stem cell culturing technologies. Cellect Biomed Ltd. is headquartered in Tel Aviv, while Accellta is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.
Accellta is a fascinating stem cell company that can quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively grow massive quantities of clinical grade cells in xeno-free, feeder-free culture, by utilizing methods of growing the cells in suspension. Specifically, the company can increase a cell population from 1 million cells to 10 billion cells in two weeks with a bi-weekly change of media and an overall cost of about $3,000, by using bioreactors to do it in a very efficient way. Using traditional adherent culture, this would take about 70 liters of medium and an overall cost of $150,000, because it would take 40 to 50 days to do the expansion. [Read more…]
Suffice it to say, it has been a banner week in the world of stem cells. In this rapidly-changing market environment, it can be difficult to keep up with current events. To help you out, we’ve released new content on stem cell markets that we are excited to share with you. Let me know what you think! [Read more…]
Australian stem cell company Cynata Therapeutics released news today than interim analysis clearly demonstrates efficacy of Cynata’s unique Cymerus™ mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) product, CYP-001, in a preclinical model of Graft-versus-Host disease (GvHD). This disease often follows a bone marrow transplant procedure and occurs when the immune cells in the donor material (the graft) attack the recipient’s tissues (the host) as “foreign”. Bone marrow transplants are used in the treatment of certain cancers, including leukaemia. [Read more…]