May 22, 2015

Team develops method to winnow target cells efficiently

A Japanese research team has announced the development of a method to winnow target cells efficiently from various cells grown from human pluripotent stem cells. The method, announced in an article on the online version of the U.S. journal Cell Stem Cell, looks promising ...

Mar 31, 2015

Fujifilm to acquire U.S. biotech company

by Kazuaki Nagata

Fujifilm Co. said Monday it will buy a U.S.-based developer of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to strengthen its position in the field of regenerative medicine field, especially new drug development. Fujifilm said the firm has agreed with Cellular Dynamics International Inc. (CDI) to ...

Oct 15, 2014

Embryonic stem cells clear key hurdle in eye trial

Embryonic stem cells transplanted into 18 patients with deteriorating eyesight restored some vision in more than half of the volunteers, researchers in the longest study into the fledgling technology reported Tuesday. Stem cells derived from embryos “could provide a potentially safe new source of ...