Aug 26, 2018

Startup Proposes Using Stem Cells From Placentas for Regenerative Medicine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, Peter Diamandis

Our ultimate mission is to make 100 years old the new 60.”

A new exploration of stem cells from placentas could drastically advance regenerative medicine. Peter Diamandis, X-Prize and Singularity University founder, recently teamed up with Robert Hariri, the founder of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, to study these specific stem cells in the hopes of discovering new regenerative therapies.

The initiative, called Celularity, is built around the idea that stem cells found in the human placenta (which transports nutrients to fetuses as they grow) are ideal for regenerating tissue and organs. According to Celularity, the cells can be taken from any placenta, which typically just gets discarded, and placed into any human without the risk of rejection.

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