Five Israeli Biotech Companies That Look to Change Medicine Through Stem Cell Research
Feb. 11, 2014
Medical companies throughout the world are pinning their hopes for miracle cures on stem cell therapies. By definition, an embryonic stem cell is one that has the potential to turn into any cell in the human body. Because of this unique ability, stem cells are central to the field of regenerative medicine which seeks to restore or establish normal bodily function in sick patients by regenerating human cells, tissues or organs.
Israeli researchers have long been at the forefront of this fascinating field. This is, in part, due to a head start provided by Israeli government policy and strong social support for research using embryonic as well as adult stem cells. As a result of this support, Israel has birthed a plethora of academic research as well as some notable biotech companies putting the tools of academia to practical use.
Given the change in the industry climate, write ShalomLife website, it’s a good time to review some of the most exciting stem cell companies in the land of milk and honey. These five companies – all of them at the forefront of stem cell technology and regenerative medicine – are developing cutting edge treatments once only dreamed of in science fiction.
The chosen companies are:
1. BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics – fighting Alzheimer’s and ALS
2. Cell Cure – healing the blind
3. Kadimastem – making drug-trials safer
4. Pluristem – treating injuries and unblocking blood vessels
5. Orgenesis - seeking to overcome donor shortages.
For the full project and each companiy's description on ShalomLife click here.