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Vitro's Cancer Stem Cell Therapy Complements New Hedge Hog Drugs
Date:9/9/2009

Vitro Biopharma announces commercial availability of "Tools for Stem Cell and Drug DevelopmentTM" including products for use in cancer stem cell research. Vitro also owns proprietary technology for cancer stem cell therapy and this technology complements newly developed drugs that block a biological pathway (hedge hog) that drives the proliferation of cancer stem cells.

Golden, CO (PRWEB) September 9, 2009 -- Vitro Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCBB: VODG), dba Vitro Biopharma, announced advances in its adult stem cell products and technology with application to cell-based therapy of cancer. With the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy from brain cancer, we are reminded of such aggressive cancers without effective treatment.

Cancer stem cells are thought to generate cancerous tumors, and while some of these tumor cells are destroyed by chemotherapy and radiation, cancer stem cells resist these treatments causing recurrences and metastasis of cancer following standard therapy. For example, glioblastoma tumors underlying Senator Kennedy's brain cancer may arise from cancer stem cells that resist conventional treatments. Additional research shows that certain adult stem cells migrate to cancer stem cells and may be used to carry toxic agents to selectively eradicate cancer stem cells thereby providing novel cellular therapy specifically targeted to cancer-causing cells. Further development of Vitro's stem cell therapy may allow treatment of presently untreatable cancer and also have more widespread applications to prevention and treatment of cancer.

Vitro's proprietary stem cell technology and products, now subject to pending patent protection, may lead to novel cell therapy for cancer. The Company is pursuing suitable strategic partners to commercialize these novel therapeutic products. Furthermore, the Company has also commercialized various modified stem cell lines and related produ
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