Cynata Therapeutics is an Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company that is creating a therapeutic stem cell platform technology, Cymerus™, using discoveries made at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr Kilian Kelly, Vice President, Cynata talks about Cymerus™.
A platform for stem cell technology based upon extremely important and versatile stem cells known as mesenchymoangioblasts (MCAs). MCAs are a predecessor of mesenchymal stem (or stromal) cells (MSCs) which are being examined for such diseases such as osteoarthritis, Crohn’s disease and heart disease.
Kilian talks about utilizing iPSCs originating from an adult donor as the preliminary material for producing MCAs and in turn for manufacturing the MSC therapeutic product. This opens up a wide range of therapeutic and manufacturing possibilities for the Company.
The Cymerus™ technology has numerous features that makes it perfect for the growth of cell-based therapeutics.
This has the potential to create a new standard in the emergent arena of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapeutics and provides Cynata with both a unique differentiator and an important competitive position.
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