The conventional methods for cultivating stem cells typically require the use of animals and biochemical growth factors. These methods are costly and the stem cells produced are often cancerous. The technology is a method for growing stem cells without the need of animals or biochemical factors. The device, called inorganic sculptured extracellular nanomatrices (iSECnMs), uses nanoscopic structures on its surfaces to stimulate cell growth. The material is biocompatible and low-cost, so the device is well-suited for mass production. The technology could generate stem cells for use in regenerative therapy, as well as treatment for neurodegenerative, chronic and joint diseases.
Technology features include:
This technology is feasible to be applied on human because:
1. The materials which the iSECnMs are composed of have been well demonstrated to be biocompatible with no toxicity;
2. The NSC differentiation on the iSECnMs will be operated in vitro
Areas where the technology can be applied to includes the following:
The team has plans to extract patient’s neural stem cells and develop them into therapeutic agent for incurable diseases without worries of unwanted cell mutations.
New opportunities for incurable diseases.