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2015-08-12
Mutations in a cell line stops stem-cell trial to cure blindness

Mutations in a cell line stops stem-cell trial to cure blindness

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) turned into specialized retinal cells were meant to cure the damage caused by age-related macular degeneration leading to blindness. The trial was halted due to mutations identified in cells of a second patient.... Read more
Tags clinical trials , stem cells , mutations , macular degeneration , blindness , iPSC
2014-03-23 to 2015-03-16
Holoclar – EU’s first stem cell therapy

Holoclar – EU’s first stem cell therapy

European Commission on 17th February 2015 has given conditional marketing authorization of unprecedented medicine in EU. The active substance of Holoclar is the patient’s own limbal stem cells. It is a type of advanced therapy product called a tissue engineered product. It will be implanted to pati... Read more
Tags stem cells , Holoclar , European Medicines Agency
The origins of Celther Polska - from idea to business

The origins of Celther Polska - from idea to business

BioForum stands out from other trade fairs organized in Europe, in such way, that it is an excellent platform to establish business relations for people who plan to commercialize their ideas. An example of a company whose origins are linked to BioForum is Celther Polska, which is confirmed by its fou... Read more
Tags bioforum , stem cells , bioforum 2014 , Celther Polska , Piotr Rieske , commercialization
2014-12-01
Stem cells application in Alzheimer's disease.

Stem cells application in Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes nerve tissue atrophy that appears as degenerative changes in the brain. Brain shrinks because of uncontrolled loss of neurons, especially within the hippocampus, frontal lobe and amygdale.... Read more
Tags Alzheimer's disease , Eva Sykova , neurodegenerative disease , regenerative medicine , stem cells , brain
2014-11-28
Polish researchers obtained positive results for ALS treatment with stem cells

Polish researchers obtained positive results for ALS treatment with stem cells

Polish researchers from The Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Varmia and Masuria has recently published their results concerning treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with mesenchymal stem cells. It appeared that applied therapy hampered a progression of the disease in the majorit... Read more
Tags poland , stem cells , ALS , therapy
2014-10-31
Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine

Somatic stem cells are found to have an application in regenerative medicine. They are used more often to rebuilt damaged structures of the tissues or whole organs. This is the type of stem cells, that are present in adult human body in comparison to embryonic stem cells. They have the ability to tra... Read more
Tags regenerative medicine , stem cells , Graziella Pellegrini , transplantation
2014-10-24
Cord blood banking – is it worth its price?

Cord blood banking – is it worth its price?

Umbilical cord blood is considered as a promising source of hematopoietic stem cells and other progenitor cells that can potentially be used for treatment of different disorders. Cord blood is easy to collect and its cells possess certain advantages over those encountered in bone marrow. However, the... Read more
Tags stem cells , cord blood , banking
2014-07-07
Cell therapy commercialization – challenge accepted

Cell therapy commercialization – challenge accepted

A recent progress made in the field of cell therapy was accompanied with a great promise for treatment of various diseases that nowadays are extremely hard to manage. However, after successful discoveries made in the laboratories all over the world, it is time to face obstacles that hamper its commer... Read more
Tags stem cells , commercialization , cell therapy
2013-05-21
Human cloning finally available?

Human cloning finally available?

Almost everyone has heard about cloning sheep Dolly. This week, the team from Oregon Health & Science University announced, they had successfully repeated a part of this cloning procedure with human cells, obtaining a blastocyst. What does it mean to us? Should we treat it as a hope rather than porte... Read more
Tags stem cells , cloning , genetic engineering