The company’s patented method for controlling adult stem cells to multiply without losing their stem cell properties has applications for many different types of adult stem cells. ASCTC’s approved patents demonstrate the application of the method for production of human liver stem cells, hair follicle stem cells, and human pancreatic stem cells; but the technology has general application to adult stem cells found in many other types of organs and tissues.
In addition to the main focus on adult stem cell technologies, ASCTC’s most recently issued patent applies its cell multiplication methods to produce induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) without transferring exogenous genes. This gene-free single agent method should offer significant value to the many mushrooming companies that supply iPSCs and iPSC production reagents.
As a small start-up, ASCTC is employing a social media marketing strategy. In the past week, the company has launched patent licensing ads on LinkedIn, Vocus, and Facebook, as well increased its advertising references within its recently established Twitter presence.
“It would be a shame for these technologies to lie dormant, just because our hands are full with other projects at the moment.” James Sherley, director of ASCTC, relates that the company’s two main business efforts require only a fraction of its available intellectual property. ASCTC is currently focused on bringing laboratory-scale production of human liver stem cells to manufacturing scales and developing a computer simulation assay for preclinical
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