Stemedica Selected by World Stem Cell Summit to Present Scientific Discoveries
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Stemedica Cell Technologies , Inc., (“Stemedica”), a world leader in stem cell research and manufacturing (a licensed manufacturer of clinical grade biological products as licensed by the State of California Food and Drug Branch) continues to advance the stem cell industry with the presentation of two of its latest scientific discoveries at the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit.
Neural Stem Cell Potency Evaluation Model (Chickens)
The first discovery…submitted by Chih-Min Lin, PhD is entitled, “Chicken Embryonic Brain: A Model for Testing Neural Stem Cell Potency.” This Neural Stem Cell Evaluation Model determines the potency of neural stem cells and quickly assesses their ability to migrate and engraft inside the developing brain. Stemedica’s technology allows neural precursors to be distinguished at various stages of their maturation, providing timely and cost effective verification of neural stem cell potency in vivo.
Wound Healing Associated Protein Analysis
The second finding…Ludmila Kharazi, MD, PhD…“Up-Regulation of Wound Healing Associated Proteins in Long-Term Culture of Human Keratinocyte Precursor Cells.” Dr. Kharazi’s work demonstrates that long term cultivation of human keratinocytes in serum free, low-Ca++ media (SFM) leads to the increased expression of genes for wound healing-associated proteins such as fibronectin, metalloproteinase (MMP9, MMP10), and tissue-type plasminogen activator (TPA). The purpose of Dr. Kharazi’s work was to determine how the propagation of human skin keratinocyte precursor cells (KPC) in SFM to clinically significant numbers will affect their ability to produce fibronectin and other wound healing associated proteins.
The 2009 World Stem Cell Summit is being held in Baltimore, Maryland from September 21st – 23rd. Presented by the Genetics Policy Institute, the 2009 Summit is hosted by Johns Hopkins University and other leadership organizations from within the stem cell industry, bringing together more than 1,200 researchers, clinicians, business leaders, key policy makers, regulators, advocates, and experts in law & ethics from around the world.