October 26, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

iPS cell patents

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Cellular Dynamics, the stem cell company founded by Dr. James Thomson, is filing for an IPO. Hat tip to David Jensen. The company, which will go under the stock symbol ICEL, is focused on iPS cell-produced products. They describe their portfolio as follows: Cellular Dynamics is developing and deploying a number of cell types derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in additional to providing custom services to aid in life science research and drug discovery. If you recall, both Thomson and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka …Read More

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One of my favorite stem cell scientists is Jeanne Loring of Scripps. She does great science and when you ask her questions, she frankly states her opinions and is clearly a gifted educator at heart too. Below is a Q&A interview I did with Jeanne on key issues of clinical translation of iPS cells. You will see that Jeanne is very optimistic about the eventual clinical use of iPS cell-based medicines. My Qs are bolded and her answers are italicized. Enjoy! 1. While there …Read More