Stem Cell Bank


Pluripotent cells are characterized by their capacity to differentiate into any cell type derived from the three germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm). Thus, pluripotent stem cells are able to generate any tissue from a living organism, except the extra-embrionyc layer.

In addition, these cells display the capacity to self-renew, which allows them to divide indefinitely into identical cells when they are cultured under specific conditions.

                

Val 9 Cell Line

Based on these two properties, pluripotent cell lines reflect the best available tool for research projects in the field of cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Currently, stem cells are one of the most advanced techniques in research, both in Spain and worldwide, given their potential application in the biomedicine field. Pluripotent stem cells are being used for tissue regeneration, cancer research, rare diseases, and development of new drugs.

Recent studies have demonstrated the efficiency of the human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) as a putative therapy for several diseases. Various clinical trials are actually testing the suitability of hPSC for clinical practice. Some of the diseases which could be treated through cell therapy with hPSC are: Diabetes, Parkinson, macular degeneration, Alzheimer, autism, severe anemia, muscular atrophy, spinal cord damage and cardiac diseases.

Recently, Japanese researchers provided an example of the latest advances with pluripotent cells in regenerative medicine by generating a functional liver from human pluripotent cells. http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/07/03/media/1372876297_204988.html

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