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  • International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) Leverages Powerful Stem Cell Technology To Advance Regenerative Medicine 0 comments
    Jan 6, 2014 10:35 AM | about stocks: ISCO

    International Stem Cell is a biotechnology company leveraging powerful new stem cell technology called parthenogenesis, which uses unfertilized eggs to advance the field of regenerative medicine. The company is focusing its use of these cells to treat diseases of the eye, nervous system, and liver.

    Cell therapy for these indications has been proven clinically. However, therapeutic options are limited by the availability of safe, immune-matched human cells or tissue. To address this issue and avoid immune-rejection, International Stem Cell is pioneering the development of a new class of stem cells called human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs), which demonstrate the superior characteristics of other classes of stem cells.

    hpSCs are created by chemical stimulation of unfertilized human eggs to begin division - it's important to note that no viable embryo is created or destroyed in this process. International Stem Cell recently was recognized for its advances toward the treatment of liver disease based on its hpSC technology.

    The company, in December 2013, was awarded the Presidential Poster of Distinction by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) at the 64th Annual Liver Meeting in Washington, D.C. The data presented at the conference demonstrated that transplantation of hpSC-derived hepatocytes cells (HLCs) in a pre-clinical study resulted in a significant decrease and long-term stabilization of bilirubin levels in the serum of Gunn rats, a well-established animal model of Crigler-Najjar syndrome type 1 (CN1), a rare and inherited liver-based metabolic disorder. In the four months following treatment, no adverse safety signals were detected.

    Moving forward, International Stem Cell continues to advance its technology pipeline to demonstrate the revolutionary nature of its HLCs and their potential efficacy for the company's stated indications.

    For more information, visit internationalstemcell.com

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    Stocks: ISCO
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