Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lifeline Cell Technology’s FibroLife Media Used to Cultivate Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels for Cytograft Tissue Engineering

International Stem Cell Corporation’s (ISCO) subsidiary, Lifeline Cell Technology (Lifeline), contributed a critical role in developing and manufacturing a cell culture media that is suitable to grow the blood vessels used by Cytograft Tissue Engineering. 

As seen in the American Heart Association‘s innovative forum for late breaking science, “Emerging Science Series” webinar - Focus on Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Cytograft’s technology has shown positive clinical results in the extensive market for vascular grafts; a market that exceeds 500,000 patients. 

Applications for this technology include vascular shunts for hemodialysis for patients with kidney disease, lower limb circulation problems and coronary artery bypass grafts. If approved in further upcoming clinical trials, Lifeline’s medium will be made for Cytograft to clinical grade in Lifeline’s cGMP media manufacturing facilities.

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About International Stem Cell Corporation
International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs). hpSCs avoid ethical issues associated with the use or destruction of viable human embryos. ISCO scientists have created the first parthenogenic, homozygous stem cell line that can be a source of therapeutic cells with minimal immune rejection after transplantation into hundreds of millions of individuals of differing genders, ages and racial background. This offers the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology, and cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care. More information is available at

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