Dr. Itzchak Angel, CEO of the Israeli stem cell company, Accellta, has more than 30 years of experience guiding the business development efforts of new and established companies across the Israeli pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Angel was formerly Vice President of R&D at Proteologics Ltd. and at D-Pharm Biopharmaceuticals. Before those positions, he served as the head of pharmacology in Synthelabo (now Sanofi) where he launched blockbuster drugs such as Xatral, Ambien and Mizollen into the marketplace. [Read more…]
This is an exciting addition to my recent interview with Accellta’s CEO, Dr. Itzchak Angel, who highlighted Accellta’s unique technologies for enabling large scale growth of cells in suspension. This interview features insights from Eran Cohen, Accellta’s head of business development and intellectual property (IP) officer.
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.”
As the first and only market research firm to specialize in the stem cell industry, BioInformant’s 175-page global strategic report “Stem Cell Research Products – Opportunities, Tools, and Technologies” evaluates strategies across the stem cell product spectrum, with emphasis on opportunities for research product development.
It explores unique market opportunities by stem cell type, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), embryonic stem cells (ESCs), neural stem cells (NSCs), and more. [Read more…]
First Ever Employer to Store Lifesaving Stem Cells for Employees
Edinburgh, UK, December 7, 2016 – Precious Cells is offering their employees the ultimate employee benefit unlike anything ever seen before. They will cryogenically store employees’ and their loved ones’ stem cells, for free. This means they can be used in treatment for life threatening conditions today, tomorrow and in the future. [Read more…]