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Analysis of global grant activity, scientific publication rates, and patent applications reveal that research activity involving mesenchymal stem cells increased 58% year-over-year from 2008 to 2009, and 112% from 2009 to 2010. Of most interest is that this rate of growth accelerated in 2011, making mesenchymal stem cells the fastest growing area of stem cell research.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including osteoblasts, chondrocytes, myocytes, adipocytes, beta-pancreatic islets cells, and potentially, neuronal cells. MSCs are of intense therapeutic interest because they represent a population of cells with the potential to treat a wide range of acute and degenerative diseases.
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MSCs are advantageous over other stem cells types for several reasons. First, they avoid the ethical issues that surround embryonic stem cell research. Second, repeated studies have found that human MSCs are immuno-privileged, and therefore, represent an advantageous cell type for allogenic transplantation, reducing the risks of rejection and complications of transplantation. Recently, there have also been significant advances in the use of autologous MSCs to regenerate human tissues, including cartilage and meniscus, tendons, and bone fractures.
This market research report focuses on recent advances in Mesenchymal stem cells research applications, explores research priorities by market segment, highlights individual labs and end-users of MSC research products, explores the competitive environment for MSC research products, and provides 5-year growth and trend analysis. The report advantageously positions companies that wish to offer competitive stem cells products to this rapidly growing, well-funded research community.
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These sources were used to identify recent advances in MSC research applications, explore research priorities by market segment, highlight individual labs and end-users of MSC research products, explore the competitive environment for MSC research products, and provide 5-year growth and trend analysis. As such, this market intelligence report will advantageously position one’s company to offer competitive MSC products to this rapidly growing, well-funded research community.
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In summary, literature and data concerning the biology and differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has become huge in less than 10 years, now totaling nearly 13,000 publications, although some data does present as contradictory, suggesting a heterogenic nature for MSC populations depending on source tissue, species, and donor characteristics. MSCs appear to be an exceptionally promising tool for cell therapy because of their unusual characteristics, which partially mimic those of embryonic stem cells, but have advantages in terms of availability, expandability, transplantability, and ethical implications.
Interest in therapeutic applications of human MSCs arises from their diverse ability to differentiate into a range of cell types, as well as from their ability to migrate to sites of tissue injury/inflammation or tumor growth. These localization properties present a promising strategy for targeted introduction of therapeutic agents through MSC gene therapy. In addition, MSCs possess strong immunosuppressive properties that medical researchers are exploiting for both autologous as well as heterologous therapies.
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