Ohio – Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a method for mass-producing embryonic stem cells.
Thats important because traditional laboratory methods used to grow these cells are costly and dont produce cells fast enough to respond to increasing demands for human embryonic stem cells, said Shang-Tian Yang, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State University.
Federal rules forbid the federal funding of research on human embryonic stem cell lines that arent listed on the National Institutes of Healths Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry. There are currently 22 embryonic stem cell lines on the registry, and the demand for these cells is steadily growing. "We have to find a way to mass-produce them because traditional cell culturing methods cant meet the projected high market demand for stem cells," Yang said.
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