Age-Related Degeneration Can Be Caused by Defects of Energy Metabolism in Tissue Stem Cells

New findings by researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, increase the understanding of mechanisms of age-related degeneration. The results are a breakthrough in revealing the unexpected importance of energy metabolism in regulating stem cell function and tissue maintenance. Age-related tissue degeneration can be caused by mitochondrial dysfunction in tissue stem cells. The research group of Professor Anu Suomalainen Wartiovaara …

Commercialise your #celltherapy and improve your #drug discovery with #stemcells

The 7th Annual World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress (co-located with the inaugural World Gene Therapy Congress) is taking place on the 21st-23rd May 2012 at the Victoria Park Plaza in London, UK. STREAM A – Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine · Make sure your leading cell therapy reaches the patients by identifying a scalable and economical commercialisation strategy …

Athersys granted US patent for heart attack treatment using adult stem cells

Positive news at the beginning of 2012 for Athersys, who yesterday announced that it had been successfully granted US patent to cover the use of non-embryonic multipotent stem cells for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions including myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, myocardial ischemia and other heart conditions. Full article here. Athersys is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the …

The search for a new business model for #StemCell therapies and regenerative medicine

In recent years there has been tremedous progress in the field of cell therapy and in understanding multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC). Promising results are available from numerous clinical trials using MSC and MSC-like cells. Discover more about them from Monika, Baehner, Head of Project Management Therapeutic Cell Initiative Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED), Roche, Germany. Monika Baehner, PhD …