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News Release - January 9, 2007
Stem Cell Innovations Announces Issuance of Fundamental Human Stem Cell PatentHOUSTON--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Stem Cell Innovations, Inc. (OTCBB:SCLL ) announced today the issuance of a key patent covering human pluripotent stem cells in the United States. "The patent provides a broad blocking position for the pluripotent cells of interest to Stem Cell Innovations as it covers isolated human primordial germ cell derived pluripotent cells," said Stem Cell Innovations CEO Dr. James Kelly. "We believe that this is a fundamental patent in human stem cell biology and an important addition to our foundational IP." The patent was issued in the United States as U.S. Patent No. 7,153,684 and is licensed exclusively to Stem Cell Innovations.
Stem Cell Innovations is developing PluriCells(TM), a new human stem cell technology derived from primordial germ cells of fetal tissue. PluriCells are distinct from ES cells and are believed to be outside the competitive patents on human ES cells. Primordial germ cells are one of only two types of cells known to be able to produce any of the more than 200 cell types found in the human body. The primordial germ cells are the cells that eventually produce the sperm and the egg, passing the genome along to the next generation. Stem cell cultures generated from these cells are believed to have tremendous promise in advancing drug discovery and cell-based therapies for some of our most intractable health problems, such as neurodegenerative disease. Stem Cell Innovations is actively pursuing these applications, such as in the recently announced drug discovery program with the ALS Association.
About Stem Cell Innovations, Inc.
SCI is a cell biology company with facilities in Scotch Plains, NJ, Houston, TX and in Leiden, the Netherlands. Stem Cell Innovations proprietary, human pluripotent stem cells, known as PluriCells(TM), have the potential to aid in drug discovery, toxicology, and cell therapy. Stem Cell Innovations is in the process of making its patented pluripotent cell lines, which are eligible for federal funding in the U.S., widely available to universities and other not-for-profit institutions to rapidly advance stem cell research.
Stem Cell Innovations is positioned to become a leading provider of toxicology testing and discovery systems for the pharmaceutical, chemical, and nutraceutical industries around the world. The development of the proprietary PluriCell(TM) technology greatly expands the Company's currently marketed C3A human liver cell-based toxicology offerings.
Additional information is available at www.stemcellinnovations.com.
PluriCells is a Trademark of Stem Cell Innovations, Inc.
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