If you’re an investor considering an opportunity within the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) market, the technical aspects may initially appear to be confusing. However, if you focus on a few key points of understanding, you’ll be able to understand key attributes that define the cell type, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. [Read more…]
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Since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells in 2006, a great deal of basic research has been done to understand how to produce, manipulate, and utilize the stem cell type. In addition to this important basic research, a great deal of applied (“translational”) results has been done with the cell type. Induced pluripotent stem cells (also called iPS cells or iPSCs) are revolutionizing regenerative medicine because they represent a potential route for producing patient-specific stem cells for research or clinical use.
In the future, iPS cells will facilitate progress in personalized medicine by allowing a patient to use his or her own cells. In addition, iPSCs also show great promise in other areas, such as phamaco-toxicological screening, by allowing disease modeling and safety assessment of potential new drugs under development, in short, facilitating the study of a “disease in a dish.”
Perinatal stem cells are those derived right before or after birth. They include those derived from the umbilical cord blood and tissue, placental blood and tissue, and amniotic tissue and fluid.
When stem cells were first identified, only two types of stem cells were described: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Today, a diverse range of stem cells exist, because the diversity of adult stem cell types has substantially expanded and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have since been discovered. [Read more…]
Many experts have spoken about the power of stem cells and their ability to alter the field of healthcare forever, including these top stem cell quotes of all-time. With exponential progress occurring in the field, stem cells are ushering in an age of regenerative medicine that will transform healthcare in ways that are now inconceivable.
In coming decades, stem cells will be reversing diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to autism, re-growing organs and tissues, and potentially allowing the first humans to reach the age of 200.