In major news released today, ORIG3N announced that it has opened a new regenerative medicine laboratory and expanded headquarters in Boston.
Founded in 2014, ORIG3N is creating the world’s largest crowdsourced biorepository of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) called LifeCapsule™. It uses these blood cells to produce patient-specific iPSCs to grow different cell types, including heart cells (cardiomyocytes), liver cells (hepatocytes), brain cells (neurons), and more.
In addition to collecting donated blood samples for iPSC production, ORIG3N offers an optional LifeCapsule membership, in which individuals can pay $99/year to get permanent access to their own immortalized iPS cells. ORIG3N also has two other business units, LifeProfile and LifeSystems, which are discussed in detail in the interview below.
Learn more by reading the full press release below, printed with permission from Julie Hall, Managing Director of Havas Health and media contact for ORIG3N. [Read more…]