Stem Cell

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Japan backs Takeda stem cell therapy targeting Crohn’s disease

By Jane Byrne

Takeda has received approval from Japan’s ministry of health to manufacture and market its stem cell therapy, Alofisel, for the treatment of complex perianal fistulas in patients with non-active or mildly active luminal Crohn’s disease (CD).

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Generate looks to in-house stem cell manufacturing

By Jane Byrne

Generate Life Sciences is establishing a GMP facility in La Jolla, California that it says will enable end-to-end manufacturing of newborn stem cell biologics, bolstering supply and safeguarding clinical research.

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1st Stem Cell Community day in Germany

For stem cells 'the process is the product,' says Pluristem

By Dan Stanton

Manufacturing tweaks have severe effects on the quality and yield of stem cells, says Pluristem which has successfully scaled-up production through a decade of process development evolution.

The heart muscle cells and connective tissue cells were generated from induced pluripotent stem cells. (Image: Nathaniel Huebsch, PhD)

Stem cells form tiny beating heart for drug testing

By Melissa Fassbender

While there are currently several techniques for producing tissue from heart cells, a new method reduces the amount of cells needed, making it easier and cheaper to replicate.