Within this report, profitable opportunities for NSC research product development are revealed. Specifically, competitors looking to enter the NSC research products marketplace would do well to focus their energy on the areas considered highest priority by the scientific community, specifically cell-based therapies and standardized neurotoxicity assays. Due to recent legislative initiatives, interest in the latter is expected to increase significantly in the next several years.
Furthermore, companies looking to enter the NSC product market could also focus their efforts on areas in which available products are not yet optimized for use with rat or mouse neural stem cells. Or, research supply companies could choose to focus product development on areas where human neural stem cell products are not yet available, although there would be some necessary work-around due to patent restrictions. Companies could also develop products for which there is little market competition, such as hESC-derived neural progenitors, kits for analysis of NSC differentiated progeny, NSC blotting and nucleofaction kits, and PCR arrays. Finally, companies could choose to explore varied sources from which to potentially derive neural stem cell products, such as human umbilical cord blood and derivatives of neural rosette cell lines.
In addition, pharmaceutical companies also have intense interest in neural stem cell product development. Because of their plasticity, ability to develop into the main phenotypes of the nervous system, and unlimited capacity for self-renewal, NSCs have been proposed for use in a variety of pharmaceutical applications, including:
|SOURCE Bharat Book Bureau|
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