Stem cells are characterized by their ability to both reproduce themselves and to differentiate into functional tissues. These two properties make stem cells the foundation of the new field of regenerative medicine. Pluripotent stem cells, including human embryonic stem cells (hESC), are the most potent type of stem cells, as they have the ability to both reproduce indefinitely and to differentiate into any of the cell types of the body.
Pluripotent stem cells, for the first time in the history of medicine, open the door to industrial-scale manufacture of any cell type in the human body and offer an unusually powerful new therapeutic platform for the treatment of degenerative diseases where cells become lost or dysfunctional. These degenerative diseases include some of the most pervasive, most intractable and fastest growing medical problems in society today.
Cell Cure Neurosciences is working to harness the exciting potential of pluripotent human embryonic stem cells to derive cell types needed for the treatment of degenerative diseases of the eye and nervous system.