Archive for April, 2009

Stem Cell Assurance Service Launch sets the Standard on Day One

Stem Cell Assurance (OTC:TRXX.PK), launched the first of its centers yesterday in South Florida and is on track for its first year revenue target of $1.5M BOCA RATON, FL , April 30 /PRNewswire/ – Stem Cell Assurance Inc., (SCA) organized in the State …

ReNeuron Successfully Automates Its Stem Cell Manufacturing Process on The Automation Partnership's CompacT SelecT …

CAMBRIDGE, England—-ReNeuron, a leading UK-based stem cell company, today announced the publication of a paper in the journal Biotechnology Letters demonstrating successful automation of the manufacturing of its ReN001 neural stem cell line for stroke in TAP’s CompacT SelecT™ automated cell culture system.

BioTime gets $4.7M stem cell agency grant

BioTime Inc. said Thursday it got a $4.7 million grant from California’s stem cell agency to study using BioTime technology to create patient-specific medicines. Alameda-based BioTime (OTCBB: BTIM) has technology it calls ACTCellerate based on …

Tiny Zebrafish Could Hold The Key To Stem Cell Treatments For Motor Neurone Disease

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found that these fish are able to produce motor neurones – cells that control all muscle activity such as speaking, walking and breathing in humans – when they repair damage to their spinal cords. Researchers are now screening small molecules with a view to finding drugs that could kick-start the process of motor neurone regeneration in zebrafish, with a view to translating their findings into treatments for humans.

Antiabortion-Rights Groups Oppose Draft Legislation Allowing Research Into Therapeutic Cloning

The “next big biomedical research debate” in Congress could be about whether to allow federal funding of research into “somatic cell nuclear transfer,” also known as therapeutic cloning, to produce stem cells, CQ Today reports. President Obama’s executive order easing restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research directed NIH to determine

Somatic Cell Cloning Research to Resume

Research on embryonic stem cell lines based on the cloning of human somatic cells is to resume again in Korea three years after it was banned amid a massive fraud scandal. The National Bioethics Committee on Thursday said it decided to permit CHA …

Stanford gets $5.8M stem cell grant

Researchers at Stanford University ’s School of Medicine got a $5.8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to look for ways to stimulate adult stem cells to heal damaged nerves, bone skin and cardiac muscle. The grant …

STEMCELL Technologies Introduces a New Animal Component-Free, Serum …

VANCOUVER – (Business Wire) STEMCELL Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of MesenCult ® -ACF Medium , the first defined, animal component-free (ACF) and serum-free medium for culturing human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MesenCult …

Human stem cells help brain-impaired mice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Injecting human stem cells into the brains of mice helped them recover almost fully from a neurological condition similar to a group of childhood diseases in people, researchers said on Wednesday. Some, but not all, of the mice …

Free Website Offers Stem Cell Research Results To The Scientific Community

Springer Science+Business Media has launched http://www.stemcellgateway.net, a one-stop destination resource designed to strengthen the stem cell community and foster the exchange of information among researchers in this field.