Regenerative Medicine

Although we believe the best and most valuable near term commercial application of our stem cell technology platform is for small molecule drug rescue, we also believe stem cell technology-based regenerative medicine (RM) has the potential to transform healthcare in the U.S. over the next decade by providing new approaches for treating the fundamental mechanisms of disease. We currently intend to establish strategic collaborations to leverage our stem cell technology platform, our expertise in human biology, differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells to develop functional adult human cells and tissues involved in human disease, including blood, bone, cartilage, heart and liver cells, and our expertise in designing and developing novel, customized biological assay systems with the cells we produce, for regenerative medicine purposes, including developing novel human disease models for discovery of small molecule drugs with regenerative and therapeutic potential. Among our key objectives will be to establish one or more strategic collaborations designed to assess our RM opportunities through exploratory nonclinical POC studies.