University of Pennsylvania Study Advances Anti-Aging Market
RICHMOND, BC / February 24, 2017 / Liberty Biopharma Inc. (TSX-V: LTY) ("Liberty Biopharma" or "Company"). A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that adult stem cells collected from human fat are distinctly more stable than other stem cells, such as fibroblasts from the skin, and have the potential for use in new therapies for the prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases. The discovery was made while the researchers were developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. The findings were published this month in the journal Stem Cells.
The researchers found that stem cells collected directly from human fat - called adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) - can make more proteins than originally thought. This gives ASCs the ability to replicate and maintain their stability, a finding that held true in cells collected from patients 24 - 64 years old.
"The findings of this study are encouraging for the ASC therapies that are being developed by Liberty Biopharma," stated Dr. Richard Cook, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Chief Medical Officer of Liberty Biopharma. "The University of Pennsylvania researchers' findings suggest that ASCs may be particularly useful for anti-aging therapies. The study also demonstrated that ASCs are very robust in patients as old as 64 years of age. If the findings from this study are correct, the Liberty Biopharma System for isolating fresh ASCs may be able to support therapeutic options for older patients, whose need for stem-cell therapies is often greater."
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