China ’s New 5-Year Plan is a Blueprint for the Future of Meat
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has set the lab-grown meat industry abuzz with the release of its official five-year agricultural plan (pdf in Chinese) on Jan. 26. For the first time, China included cultivated meats and other “future foods” like plant-based eggs as part of its blueprint for food security going forward. Grown from animal stem cells in a bioreactor and nourished on a nutrient broth, cultivated meats are a relatively new technology that promises to upend traditional animal agriculture by replacing slaughterhouses with laboratories. But while alternative meat companies have ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Leaps by Bayer leads $80M Series A financing for Cellino Biotech to autonomize stem cell therapy manufacturing
Cellino Biotech, Inc., an autonomous cell therapy manufacturing company, today announced the completion of a Series A financing of $80 million, led by the impact investment arm of Bayer AG - Leaps by Bayer - 8VC, and Humboldt Fund. New investors in the round include Felicis Ventures and others, joining existing investors The Engine and Khosla Ventures. The company has raised a total of $96 million in gross proceeds from private financings to date. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

From stargazer to startup founder: Biotech founder advances stem cells
Growing up with a love of astrology, Cellino Biotech founder now advances stem cell treatments (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Jay Fitzgerald Source Type: news

Stem Cell-Derived Pancreatic Cells for Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell-Derived Pancreatic Cells for Type 1 Diabetes
An ongoing first-in-human trial suggests that pancreatic cells grown from stem cells can be safely implanted into patients with type 1 diabetes, and in some cases, begin producing insulin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Phoenix's Creative Medical Technology uplists to Nasdaq in hopes of making more stem cell treatments
Creative Medical Technology, a small Phoenix biotech company, recently moved from the OTC Market to the Nasdaq. Public filings shed light on the company's tough financial picture and plans for the future. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Blye Source Type: news

Cultivated Meat Passes the Taste Test
Renowned Israeli gastronome Michal Ansky knows her food. She’s a professional taster and a Master Chef judge. So when she was invited to the world’s first public blind taste test pitting lab-grown, or cultivated, chicken up against a conventionally raised product, she jumped at the chance. It was a historic opportunity, but she was also confident that she would be able to tell the difference. Surrounded by cameras and perched at a restaurant bar with two other judges—an Israeli restaurateur and a food journalist—she sniffed the two samples, labelled A and B, placed in front of her. A team of lawyers...
Source: TIME: Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Combined sterilization and fabrication of drug-loaded scaffolds using supercritical CO 2 technology
The access of biodegradable scaffolds to the clinical arena is constrained by the absence of a suitable sterilization technique for the processing of advanced polymeric materials. Sterilization with supercritical CO 2 (scCO 2 ) may circumvent some technological limitations (e.g., low temperature, no chemical residues on the material), although scCO 2 can plasticize the polymer depending on the processing conditions used. In this latter case, the integration of the manufacturing and sterilization processes is of particular interest to obtain sterile and customized scaffolds in a single step. In this work, scCO 2 was exploit...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH researchers develop first stem cell model of albinism to study related eye conditions
Use of patient-derived stem cells will enable high-throughput drug screening for potential therapeutics. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 11, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why a jab of fat from your tum could ease arthritis
While it might seem an unlikely option, body fat (known as adipose tissue) is rich in stem cells, 'master cells' capable of turning into different types of tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curi Bio scores $10M for stem cell-focused drug discovery platform
The company said it  plans to put the funds towards further developing its Mantarry platform.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Medical Advances Set for Low Gravity The Medical Advances Set for Low Gravity
A recent paper highlights where biomanufacturing in space is likely to expand, from stem cells to intricate 3D-printed organoids.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Seattle stem cell startup lands $10M to speed development of its drug discovery platforms
The company aims to close the gap between the results of preclinical studies and what actually happens in a clinical setting. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paxtyn Merten Source Type: news

New Clues to How Ovarian Cancer Begins -- and Might Be Prevented
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29, 2021 -- Researchers say they may be closer than ever to detecting ovarian cancer earlier and improving the odds for women with this life-threatening disease. In a new study, scientists used stem cells created from the blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The gift of bone marrow transplantation
In this season of celebrating and gift-giving, you could have the chance to give someone the gift of a second chance at life. Each year, approximately 18,000 people in the U.S. under 74 are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses for which a bone marrow transplant or an umbilical cord blood transplant are their best treatment options, according to the Health Resources& Services Administration. A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 23, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why stem cells from teeth could help treat depression
The theory is that stem cells - master cells that can grow into different kinds of specialised cells - in the pulp may help to encourage the formation of new nerve cells in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news