Monthly Archives: December 2007

Biomaterials as Therapies

The regenerative medicine industry is banking on cellular therapy to help regenerate tissues and restore function in clinical indications with high unmet needs. The mechanism of action, or how stem cells actually drive tissue regeneration, is still hotly debated – … Continue reading

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Patent Reform Act of 2007 – Impact on Regenerative Medicine

The author of CELLWISE, one of the newer bio-Blogs out there, asked a question related to the Patent Reform Act of 2007 in a comment on the Pfizer post. He asked: The article that is cited is right; our patent … Continue reading

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Progenitor Cell Therapy, LLC: Acquisition Target

I have been playing with the idea of a post related to the area of therapeutic cell bioprocessing, and today one of the leaders in the field became an acquisition target. Progenitor Cell Therapy (PCT) provides process development and manufacturing … Continue reading

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Pfizer Launches Independent BioInnovation Center

Pfizer Global Research and Development (PGRD) has been going through some major restructuring, and in an effort to spur innovation has opened an independent research center in the Bay Area. This “biotherapeutics and bioinnovation center” will be headed up by … Continue reading

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Osiris Releases 1 Year Data from Chrondrogen Trial

Osiris Therapeutics last week announced positive data that came out of their Phase I/II double blinded Chondrogen trial. They demonstrated statistically significant improvements in joint pain in patients with osteoarthritis, however this seems to be an about face compared to … Continue reading

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