StemCellPatents.com Launches Free Stem Cell Patent Database
News Mar 27, 2008
StemCellPatents.com has announced the launch of its newly re-designed free database covering US issued patents dealing with stem cells.
The website, www.stemcellpatents.com, provides comprehensive summaries and analysis of over 1200 patents hand-picked by experts in the field to be of relevance to stem cell commercialization and development.
“The minefield of issued patents in the area of stem cell therapy is grossly underestimated by Industry. While the media has focused on the key WARF patents on embryonic stem cells, there are at least 1200 issued patents dealing with stem cells directly in one way or another,” said Dr. Vladimir Bogin, a Principle in Cromos Pharma Services and Member of the StemCellPatents.com advisory board.
He continued, “numerous companies are entering the area of stem cell therapeutics, however many of these companies do not know about the existence of these patents. Our efforts are targeted to allowing everyone to understand what is out there and what is not, with the hope of accelerating commercialization and, in turn, progress.”
First Rhinoceros Embryos Generated in the LabNews
Hybrid embryos from Southern White Rhino (SWR) eggs and Northern White Rhino (NWR) sperm have been produced for the first time by adapting assisted reproduction techniques (ART) used in horses. It is hoped that the technology could be used to help efforts to save NWRs from extinction by rescuing NWR genes.READ MORE