July 13, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

StemCells Inc

2 min read

A sad, but not surprising day for the stem cell field as the biotech StemCells, Inc. announced that it is winding down its operations after terminating its spinal cord injury trial called the Pathway Study. The data generated so far did not justify continuing the trial. StemCells, Inc. (stock symbol STEM) has struggled financially for quite some time. In February of this year I asked if the company could cheat death given how bad things were looking and what I was hearing through the …Read More

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California stem cell biotech, StemCells, Inc. ($STEM), has really struggled for years and its stock is now flatlining raising the question: can it cheat death? Will 2016 be the year that STEM turns things around? So far this year hasn’t started off that well. You can see the graph at right from today on the STEM stock price. Ron Leuty over at San Francisco Business Times reported a couple of weeks ago on a juicy severance package for departing STEM CEO Marty McGlynn despite …Read More

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To get from point A of a stem cell discovery to point B of a patient actually receiving a treatment based on that discovery is a long and non-linear road, which requires biotech company research. Stem cell biotech companies including publicly traded companies are an integral part of the field making that journey. How those companies fare financially is not just of interest to investors, but also should be on the radar screen of scientists and advocates too. Lately, stem cell companies have not …Read More

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What’s on your mind on this Monday morning and are you caffeinated enough yet? Depending on where you live it may even be time for dinner, bed, or already early Tuesday. Here are some Monday musings… To get safe and effective stem cell treatments to patients in a responsible, compliant manner you need commercial efforts and that in almost all cases means biotechs. Doing this blog for 5+ years has made it really sink in just how crucial the commercial side is to all …Read More