Just a few snippets on the business front. Patents here, patents there. Pluristem has filed a patent application for its procedure for expanding stem cells from cord blood. You can read the details on Business Wire. Also, Aldagen has been issued a patent for its method of isolating adult stem cells from various sources, including bone marrow and cord blood. The release is reprinted on TMC Net. (Why a site devoted to broadband and communications is giving info on stem cells is beyond me. They got it from Business Wire, but it’s not available on the Business Wire site without a log in procedure. Maybe it was the word “cell” that did it, as in cell phones. Aren’t computers great. Hee hee.)
And The Scotsman reports that construction will be getting underway this summer for a new stem cell research center in Edinburgh.