Market Research Report
Stem Cell Research Products - Opportunities, Tools & Technologies (2020)
|Published by||BIOINFORMANT WORLDWIDE, LLC||Product code||238169|
|Published||Content info||251 Pages
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|Stem Cell Research Products - Opportunities, Tools & Technologies (2020)|
|Published: January 6, 2020||Content info: 251 Pages||
Featuring newly released market size data with detailed segmentation and 5-year projections (2020-2024).
Stem cells are primitive cells found in all multi-cellular organisms that are characterized by self-renewal and the capacity to differentiate into mature cell types. Several broad categories of stem cells exist, including:
Stem cell research and experimentation have been in process for well over five decades, as stem cells have the unique ability to divide and replicate repeatedly. In addition, their “unspecialized” nature allows them to differentiate into a wide variety of specialized cell types. In a developing embryo, stem cells can differentiate into all of the specialized embryonic tissues. In adult organisms, stem and progenitor cells act as a repair system for the body, replenishing specialized cells.
The possibilities arising from these characteristics have resulted in great commercial interest, with potential applications ranging from the use of stem cells in reversal and treatment of disease, to cell therapy, tissue regeneration, bioprinting, drug discovery, toxicology testing, and more. Of interest to clinical researchers is the potential to use stem cells within regenerative medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry is integrating stem cells to conduct pharmacological testing on cell-specific tissues. There is also demand for extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from stem cells, because they can act as intercellular messengers and may be able to exert some types of therapeutic effects.
Traditionally, scientists have worked with both embryonic and adult stem cells as research tools. While the appeal of embryonic cells has been their ability to differentiate into any type of cell, there has been significant ethical, moral, and spiritual controversy surrounding their use for research purposes. Although some adult stem cells do have differentiation capacity, it is often limited in nature, which results in fewer options for use. Thus, when induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were discovered in 2006 by Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan, they represented a promising combination of adult and embryonic stem cell characteristics.
iPSCs are adult cells which are isolated and then transformed into embryonic-like stem cells through the manipulation of gene expression and other methods. The first successful generation of iPSCs was via research and experimentation using mouse cells at Kyoto University in Japan. In 2007, a series of follow-up experiments were done at Kyoto University in which human adult cells were transformed into iPSC cells. Nearly simultaneously, a research group led by James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison accomplished the same feat of deriving iPSC lines from human somatic cells.
To facilitate research resulting from interest in these far-ranging applications, a large and rapidly growing market for stem cells research products has emerged. Today, well over one-hundred companies produce products to support the activities of stem cell scientists worldwide. The tools commercialized by these companies include ones to isolate, expand, culture, differentiate, and characterize stem cells, as well as technologies to enable their production at any scale.
Furthermore there are many specialty vendors of stem cell research products, such as FUJIFILM CDI, ReproCELL and Ncardia (who specialize in iPSC-related products), RoosterBio (who specializes in human MSC-specific products), and Corning (who specializes in Matrigel® products to support pluripotent stem cell culture and cultureware), for example.
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The possibilities arising from stem cells have resulted in great commercial interest. Use this report to identify emerging market opportunities, spot new product development opportunities before your competition, and make smarter decisions, faster.