Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) December 9, 2005
Chicago based RGI and Japanese Cell Therapy company JIG establish Asclepius Therapeutics, to develop and commercialize the breakthrough "Stembrid" platform technology, the Worlds first success in Somatic cell reprogramming technology to create genetically matched pluripotent stem cells for therapeutic applications for a range of incurable illnesses from Parkinson's and heart disease to diabetes, Cancers, and spinal injuries.
JIG will begin clinical testing on Animals for safety and efficacy in 2007 in Taiwan and India, with JIG subsidiaries, RejuvaCell, Hygieia, and established research partnering hospitals.
After safety tests established JIG and Rejuvacell will begin testing on humans.
The "Stembrid" technique uses existing Embryonic stem cells instead of killing human eggs, no embryos or clones are created or destroyed, and solves all ethical problems. The Stembrid also offers great economical advantage over therapeutic cloning because of the high costs and dependence of human eggs, and enable the mass production of pluripotent stem cells that are genetically identical to the patients who suffer from incurable diseases and disorders. published online by Reproductive BioMedicine Online, rbmonline.com/Article/2071 November 2005. published in print -January 2006 issue
About JIG Corporation
JIG Corporation was established in 1999 by CEO James J. Ryan, Focused on finding a cure for his 3 year old bedridden son who suffers from a devastating illness. JIG has searched the world for top stem cell technologies and scientists. And now have world leading stem cell therapeutic technologies in:
1. Pluripotent stem cell therapeutic technology, (genetic matched)
2. Human Umbilical Cord Blood Stem cell therapy technology.
3. Bone marrow stem cell therapy technology (RejuvaCell).,
4. Blood derived Mononuclear cell technology
5. Scaffold Bio- Material.
JIG is focused on therapeutic application of stem cells to cure or treat intracable and incurable diseases, disorders,and illnesses.
JIG has long had a exclusive relationship to commercialize RGI technologies.
RGI, the World`s leader in treating difficult infertility problems.World leader and pioneer in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and Under the leadership of CEO Dr. Yury Verlinsky, RGI is now the world`s leading and largest human morula and blastocyst derived Embryonic Stem cell bank with over 140 stem cell lines. RGI was the first in the World and largest bank with Diseased /Abnormal Stem cell lines for Research and Drug testing.
RGI`s cutting edge Stembrid technology can make Patient-specific stem cell Therapy possible without the need for cloning.
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