Archives September 2019

Reconsidering Osteoconduction in the Era of Additive Manufacturing

Source https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ten.teb.2019.0047#utm_source=FastTrack&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=teb Bone regeneration procedures in clinics and bone tissue engineering stand on three pillars: osteoconduction, osteoinduction, and stem cells. In the last two decades, the focus in this field has been on osteoinduction, which is realized by the use of bone morphogenetic proteins and the application of mesenchymal stem cells to treat bone defects.

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Stem cell company receives €3 million backing for mass therapy production

Stem cell company TreeFrog Therapeutics has received close to €3 million in non-dilutive funding from French and European programs. The company received €450,000 from the French government as part of Phase 2 of the i-Nov Innovation Challenge, as well as €2.4 million from the European Commission as part of Phase 2 of the SME Instrument. 

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4BIO Capital raises $50 million in first close of new advanced therapies fund

4BIO Ventures II fund solely focused on advanced therapies targeting $150 million final close 4BIO Capital (“4BIO” or “the Group”), an international venture capital firm focused solely on the advanced therapies sector, announces today that it has completed the first close of its second venture fund, 4BIO Ventures II. Over $50 million of capital has

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A 3D printer to produce human organs in space? Discover the experiments taking place in zero-gravity

Source Euronews Euronews space correspondent and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano has been in space for a month now. His first mission was to “catch a Dragon” – a cargo vehicle which brings payloads for astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Once the dragon was “captured”, Luca and his team received new scientific equipment to start working on

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Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination

Source NIH The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human immune system. In a new paper published this week in Cell, researchers found that oral antibiotics, which can kill gut microorganisms, can alter the human immune response to seasonal influenza vaccination. The work was led by

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New Google policy bars ads for unproven stem cell therapies

“Untested, deceptive treatments” can endanger consumers, Internet giant says. Responding to ubiquitous online marketing by stem cell clinics selling unapproved treatments for everything from achy joints to Alzheimer’s, Google announced Friday it will no longer accept ads for “unproven or experimental medical techniques,” including most stem cell therapy, cellular therapy and gene therapy. The Internet

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The University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science has received a $37.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research a potential regenerative therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

A team led by Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, received the multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute on Aging. The five-year grant will fund a national multi-site Phase 2 clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of allopregnanalone, or allo, as a treatment for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s who

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