Archive for November, 2012

Companies in Stem Cell Therapies

Geron, spinal cord injury

ViaCyte, diabetes, US$10.1 million from CIRM

Blubird Bio, beta-thalassemia, US$9.3 million from CIRM

StemCells, Alzheimer’s US$20 million from CIRM; spinal cord injury US$20 million from CIRM, stocks rise 148% this year.

Osiris, graft-vs.-host disease (GvHD) in children, approved by Canadian regulator Health Canada

Pluristem Therapeutics, aplastic bone marrow, IPO $30 million, shares up 44%.

Cardio3 BioSciences therapy, heart failure, Phase III in Belgium permitted.

TiGenix, cartilage repair in the knee, commercial production; autoimmune, Crohn’s disease Phase III; quarterly revenue up 152% as reported in Oct, 2012.

Advanced Cell Technology, degenerative eye condition, advancing clinical trials in the US and EU.

New Products to be released at next month’s ASCB annual conference in San Francisco: human mRNA-iPS cells, iPSCs with fluorescent markers, neural pregenitors derived from mRNA-iPSCs.

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Friday, November 23rd, 2012 iPSCs and other stem cells, Open Forum No Comments

Allele Biotech Announces Opening of New Facility in San Diego

Class A biomedical labs with GMP plans.

Firsr Floor Multipurpose Lab

We’re happy to announce that after a long construction and moving process, Allele Biotech has passed its final inspection hurdle and is now officially open for business at our new location, a two-story building we recently purchased on Nancy Ridge Drive. This facility is located at the heart of the Sorrento Mesa biotechnology cluster and contains two floors of brand new lab space to support production and R&D, plus plenty of room for expansion. We’re also welcoming two tenants, Nano CELLect and MesaTech, as well as the non-profit research institute we helped launch earlier this year, the Scintillon Institute (

For our local colleagues and valued customers, please feel free to contact us to schedule a personal tour of our new facility and to meet with our esteemed group of experts who are always willing to discuss in person, your scientific needs

Keep an eye out on this blog for important dates, promotions and more news and photos from the new facility as we prepare for our upcoming open house! Hope to see many of you then if not sooner!

New Product Notes: iPS reprogramming and transdifferentiation product line including the Potent 6F mRNA Reprogramming Premix, IVT templates for Ascl1, Myt1l and neuro D2 mRNAs.

Allele Biotech Building Front

6404 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

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Friday, November 16th, 2012 Allele Mail Bag No Comments