As a partner stem cell bank, Smart Cells International Ltd collaborates with the charity Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK (LMRUK). By participating in this agreement, qualified pregnant moms would have the option to freeze their baby's umbilical cord blood stem cells at the time of birth in case they are later required to treat the child or a sibling if they are a good match.
The Brazilian Patent Office has approved the patent application titled, "A method of generating cells which secrete Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF), Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), wherein said cells do not secrete Nerve Growth Factor," according to Brainstorm Cell Limited a leading provider of adult stem cell therapeutics for neurode (NGF). The approved claims include a process for producing MSC-NTF cells (NurOwn).
Author Credits: Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani