BioTime (BTX +1.6%) has developed a method to produce seven distinct types of cartilage, bone,...

|By:, SA News Editor

BioTime (BTX +1.6%) has developed a method to produce seven distinct types of cartilage, bone, and tendon cells from human embryonic stem cells using the company's PureStem technology. A lab study showed that BioTime's cells, which can be manufactured on an industrial scale, are "progenitors to diverse skeletal tissues of the human body." BioTime expects to file a request for a Phase I trial in Q1. (PR)