Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of adult allogeneic stem cells and stem cell factors, announced today that the company has been issued Patent No. US 8,642,286 B2 entitled, Methods for Identifying Neuripotent Cells by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The Stemedica patent broadly covers a method for identifying the potency of a cell population, as it becomes neural cells, to engraft in the developing brain of a chick embryo. "This test contributes significantly to the screening of cells capable of engrafting and differentiating in vivo saving both time and valuable resources," said
The chick embryo brain approximates an adult brain. The patented transplant method distinguishes neuripotent stem cells from those which fail to engraft and differentiate into neurons. The method is used for identifying chemical and genetic factors in the manufacture of efficacious neural stem cells.
"In vitro propagated neural stem cells have shown great promise in treating neurodegenerative diseases due to their migratory ability and their multipotency, that is, their ability to differentiate into neural and glial cell lineages," noted
The method is used to screen candidate neuripotent cells lines for master banking; validation of working cells banks; and, identifying agents and conditions capable of inducing neural differentiation in a cell population.
The patented method was reported in the
"This method gives the biomedical and drug discovery industries the opportunity to significantly reduce animal testing of biologics and drugs. In particular, Stemedica can evaluate the potency of stem cells in vivo in the cleanroom and laboratory setting thus eliminating the requirement of animal testing at outside facilities," noted
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