RBCC: NASA Bioreactor Could Speed Parkinson's Research
NOKOMIS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stem cell research may hold the key to a cure for Parkinson's disease. The only problem is, stem cell research hasn't advanced as quickly as patients need it to. Rainbow BioSciences, the biotech subsidiary of Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC) is working to market an advanced stem cell growth solution that could potentially energize the worldwide search for a cure.
Currently, government restrictions and ethical dilemmas serve as roadblocks to fast-paced stem cell research, but even when these roadblocks are absent, controlling the behavior of stem cells in a laboratory isn't easy. One way to help speed research projects up and make them more efficient is to raise the number of high-quality adult stem cells available for that research.
RBCC is working to do just that. The company has engaged Regenetech in discussions regarding the potential acquisition of a license to perform cell expansion using that company's Rotary Cell Culture SystemTM.
Originally developed by NASA, the Rotary Cell Culture SystemTM is a rotating-wall bioreactor designed to facilitate the growth of human cells in simulated weightlessness. Cell cultures, including stem cells, grown inside the bioreactor look and function much closer to human cells grown within the body than the flat cell cultures grown in Petri dishes.
By bringing the bioreactor to emerging research markets where stem cell research faces fewer roadblocks, RBCC hopes to help kickstart billions of dollars worth of research into possible cures for Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.
RBCC plans to offer new technology to compete in the stem-cell research industry alongside Amgen, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) , Celgene Corporation (Nasdaq: CELG) , Genzyme Corp. (Nasdaq: GENZ) and Gilead Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) .
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About Rainbow BioSciences
Rainbow BioSciences, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC). The company continually seeks out new partnerships with biotechnology developers to deliver profitable new medical technologies and innovations. For more information on our growth-oriented business initiatives, please visit our website at [http://www.RainbowBioSciences.com]. For investment information and performance data on the company, please visit www.RainbowBioSciences.com/investors.html.
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