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ACT Secures First Patent for Generating Hemangioblast Cells to Treat a Broad Spectrum of Vascular and Hematopoietic Disorders
Date:9/19/2011

blood) and endothelial (vascular) lineages.  A recent scientific publication shows that hESC-derived hemangioblasts can differentiate into functional megakaryocytes and platelets on a large scale. The hESC-platelets displayed features that were indistinguishable from those of normal blood platelets, and participated in both clot formation and retraction in vitro.

"This technology has enormous clinical potential," said Robert Lanza, M.D., chief scientific officer of ACT. "These hemangio-colony forming cells are one of the most powerful types of cells known. They are useful in a variety of clinical settings, such as providing transfusable blood and platelets for emergency medical situations. Our preclinical research has also shown that hemangioblasts can repair vascular damage, including complications associated with diabetes, heart disease, and peripheral artery disease.  Importantly, hESC-derived hemangioblasts can provide an unlimited source of 'off-the-shelf' mesenchymal stem cells – which among their many potential applications − have been shown to repair damage after myocardial infarction, osteoarthritis, and to alleviate the debilitating symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's (irritable bowel syndrome) and multiple sclerosis, among others."

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