In March 2014, USFDA approved Israeli company Pluristem Therapeutics to mass produce therapeutic human-placenta-derived stem cell products within its commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Haifa, Israel. Pluristem is moving into mass-production of its human placenta-based muscle repair system.
Pluristem’s use of human placenta to boost cell repair involves “a drug delivery platform that releases a cocktail of therapeutic proteins in response to a host of local and systemic inflammatory and ischemic diseases.” Though animal placenta, especially from horses, has been a popular form of treatment for cell repair, human placenta offers a naturally compatible genome.
Pluristem’s technology was cleared by the FDA to treat several conditions, The Times of Israel reported, including Buerger’s disease and aplastic anemia – both of which have no other treatment options. The FDA’s move follows the January approval of the process from Germany’s top medical treatment regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute.
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Mass production of placenta stem cells gets FDA approval