Research Study Will Explore Therapeutic Cellular Platform Utilizing Cord Blood and Menstrual Blood Derived Stem Cells in the Formation of Emergent
OLDSMAR, Fla., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cryo-Cell International, Inc. and EndGenitor Technologies, Inc. are pleased to announce a new research collaboration to co-develop a combined cellular platform therapeutic for rapidly forming vasculature in injured tissues. Currently, intense research into the mechanisms of initiation of angiogenesis and the repair of damaged vasculature is underway in order to identify the participating molecular and cellular components involved. Greater understanding of this highly-complex process is paving the way to identify novel potential therapeutics for treating cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The research will focus on the utilization of cord blood and menstrual blood derived cells, known as ECFCs(R) and MenSCs, respectively. ECFCs(R) are cord blood-derived endothelial colony-forming cells. ECFCs(R) are currently in pre-clinical development by EndGenitor for cardiovascular and other therapeutic applications. MenSCs, which were discovered and developed by Cryo-Cell, are primitive mesenchymal progenitor cells found in menstrual blood and are easily retrievable without invasive techniques.
"We think the project has significant potential, as both ECFCs(R) and MenSCs contribute to angiogenesis in vivo, which underscores the importance of further study into the potential synergy of these cells in the formation of vasculature," said Dr. Julie Allickson, Vice President of Laboratory Operations and Research and Development at Cryo-Cell, which developed and maintains proprietary intellectual property (IP) on MenSCs.
"EndGenitor is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to partner
with Cryo-Cell International in the development of its regenerative
medicine product lines. The synergy resulting from Cryo-C
|SOURCE Cryo-Cell International, Inc.|
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