Navigation Links
Stem Cell Sciences Signs Service Agreement With Pfizer to Provide Access to Proprietary Technologies and Methods
Date:11/20/2008

CAMBRIDGE, England, November 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stem Cell Sciences plc (AIM:STEM, ASX:STC), a company focused on the commercialisation of stem cells and stem cell technologies, has signed a Master Service Agreement of up to five years with Pfizer Limited, the UK operating unit of the global research-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE). Under the terms of the agreement, SCS will provide research services, cell lines, media and reagents to support Pfizer's R&D efforts in this important field.

Dr Alastair Riddell, CEO of SCS, said, "The opening of Pfizer's new regenerative medicine research facility in Cambridge, UK, last week is very important for stem cell research and reinforces the UK's position as an international centre of excellence. We are therefore very pleased to be able to support Pfizer's efforts to advance biomedical research under our new agreement."

The Pfizer regenerative medicine unit will be led by Chief Scientific Officer, Ruth McKernan, PhD, who said, "I'm very excited to lead this new research unit. While there is still a lot to understand about how stem cells can be used therapeutically, we believe it is one of the most promising areas of scientific research. Building successful partnerships with companies such as Stem Cell Sciences will be important for us."

About Stem Cell Sciences plc

Stem Cell Sciences (SCS) is an international research and development company focusing on the commercial application of stem cell biology technologies for drug discovery and regenerative medicine research. Stem Cell Sciences is now focussing on building revenues through the sale of products, collaborative research and licensing deals with international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Stem Cell Sciences has a substantial portfolio of patents and patent applications in both adult and embryonic stem cell fields. The Company has been active in the stem cell research field since 1994, principally focused on technologies to grow, differentiate, and purify adult and embryonic stem cells. These include technologies to permit the generation of highly purified stem cells and their differentiated progeny (specialised tissue cell types) for use in genetic, pharmacological and toxicological screens. Moreover, these technologies may be able to provide pure populations of appropriate cell types for transplantation therapies in the future.

The Company has its main research base and headquarters in Cambridge, UK with a second research base in Monash near Melbourne, Australia and a business development office in San Francisco, USA.

For further information on the company please visit: http://www.stemcellsciences.com.

    For further information, please contact:

    Stem Cell Sciences plc (United Kingdom),
    Alastair Riddell, CEO,
    Tim Allsopp, Chief Scientific Officer,
    +44(0)1223-499160;

    Stem Cell Sciences pty ltd (Australia),
    Paul Bello, Operations Manager,
    +61(0)400-500-495;

    Citigate Dewe Rogerson (For SCS, UK),
    Mark Swallow / Emma Palmer Foster / Amber Bielecka,
    +44(0)20-7638-9571;

    Talk Biotech (For SCS, Australia),
    Fay Weston, Director,
    +61(0)422-206-036;

    Daniel Stewart & Company (NOMAD to SCS, UK),
    Simon Leathers / Simon Starr,
    +44(0)207-776-6566


'/>"/>
SOURCE Stem Cell Sciences plc
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Sangamo BioSciences Appoints Paul Cleveland to Its Board of Directors and Chair of Audit Committee
2. BBM Announces Offer to Acquire YM BioSciences Inc.
3. Human Pheromone Sciences Announces Third Quarter Results
4. Stem Cell Sciences Licenses Stem Cell Technology to Leading Provider of Genetically Modified Models for Pharmaceutical Research
5. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Results From Diabetic Neuropathy Clinical Trial SB-509-601
6. Caliper Life Sciences Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results; Sharpens Growth Focus, Strengthens Balance Sheet and Reduces Costs
7. Stem Cell Sciences Enters into Services Agreement with Huntingdons Disease Research Group, CHDI Foundation Inc.
8. Human Genome Sciences Invites Investors to Listen to Webcast of Presentation at Deutsche Bank Conference
9. Human Genome Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Key Developments
10. Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
11. LI-COR Biosciences and Mandel Scientific Company Inc. Announce Distribution Agreement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive ... its complement C3 inhibitor, APL-2. The trials were ... studies designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics ... healthy adult volunteers. Forty subjects were ... dose (ranging from 45 to 1,440mg) or repeated ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Andrew ... http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 Published recently in ... journal from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew D Zelenetz , ... cancer care is placing an increasing burden on ... biologic therapies. With the patents on many biologics ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... ClinCapture, the only free validated electronic ... showcase its product’s latest features from June 26 to June 30, 2016 for ... Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud during the conference. DIA (Drug Information ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Velocity Products, ... tools designed, tuned and optimized exclusively for Okuma CNC machining centers at The ... of a collaboration among several companies with expertise in toolholding, cutting tools, machining ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/20/2016)... DALLAS , June 20, 2016 ... criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, ... by the prisons involved, it has secured the ... Corrections (DOC) facilities for Managed Access Systems (MAS) ... (4) additional facilities to be installed by October, ...
(Date:6/7/2016)... 2016  Syngrafii Inc. and San Antonio Credit ... includes integrating Syngrafii,s patented LongPen™ eSignature "Wet" solution ... will result in greater convenience for SACU members ... maintaining existing document workflow and compliance requirements. ... Highlights: ...
(Date:6/1/2016)... -- Favorable Government Initiatives Coupled With Implementation ... to Boost Global Biometrics System Market Through 2021  ... " Global Biometrics Market By Type, By End ... - 2021", the global biometrics market is projected to ... growing security concerns across various end use sectors such ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):