Pushing Towards Off-the-shelf Stem Cell-based Products

Successful cryopreservation and recovery of stem cell-derived cell products remains a challenge for developing off-the-shelf stem cell related therapies and manufactured products. A new study published by Allison Hubel and James Dutton of the Stem Cell Institute explores the challenges of cryopreserving peripheral neurons manufactured using human stem cells. They have developed a cryopreservation strategy that yields highly viable and functional sensory nerve cells, paving the way for further development of the use of stem cell-derived cells to treat human disease and dysfunction.  Read the published paper.