In order to make it possible for iPS cells to be used not only for regenerative medicine but also for a wide range of research such as treatment methods for diseases and drug development, the Kyoto University Foundation will provide iPS cells for research at a low cost in as little as one week from the request. We have started a new business to provide
The Kyoto University iPS Cell Research Foundation creates and stores iPS cells that are resistant to rejection even after transplantation and can be used by many patients, and provides them to research institutes and companies nationwide. It took more than a month and the cost was an issue.
In addition to regenerative medicine in which cells of organs and tissues made from iPS cells are transplanted, the foundation also sells Japanese products for research purposes overseas so that they can be used in a wide range of research, such as treatment methods for diseases and drug development. We have started a new business that produces and provides iPS cells from blood.
By making it from blood that is on sale, it is possible to simplify the preliminary examination, etc., and it can be provided in as little as one week after receiving the request.
In addition, the cost of manufacturing has also decreased, and in addition to providing it free of charge to non-profit research institutions such as universities, it is said that it will be provided to companies for about half the cost so far, about 50,000 yen per 200,000 cells. That's it.
The foundation commented, ``We hope that this initiative will lead to the promotion of various research and development, and that the results will reach patients.''