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Webinar: The importance of the extracellular matrix for stem cell differentiation on July 9 (Tuesday), 8:00am PST

Webinar- The importance of the extracellular matrix for stem cell differentiation

July 9, 2013 8:00am PST presented by Marie Zhang Ph.D. of MicroStem, Inc.

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An Array of Possibilities to Discover Stem Cell Niche

Engler and colleagues at UCSD adapted conventional printing technology to dot a substrate with defined compositions of matrix proteins. Stem cells can be bound to each dot, allowing scientists to study their properties in many different matrix-based niches. This technology was commercialized by a company called MicroStem.

MicroStem awarded SBIR Phase I grant by NCI to investigate microenvironments that promote lung cancer cell metastasis

 MicroStem, Inc. announced today that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the company a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to support the discovery of tumor microenvironments that promote lung cancer cell invasion and metastasis.

MicroStem launches c-Stem Pluripotency Array for stem cell quality control

 MicroStem is pleased to launch the c-Stem microarray system for culturing and analyzing embryonic or induced pluripotent stem cells.  The c-Stem system utilizes a ChamberMatrix Array platform to create 16 "wells", each containing MicroStem's StemMatrix ECM in 9 replicate spots.

MicroStem to present at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine on April 5, 2012

MicroStem will give a technical presentation at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine on April 5, 2012 at 12pm.  The presentation will cover applications for MicroStem's MicroMatrix arrays as well as standard MicroStem workflows for establishing primary and stem cell expansion and differentiation systems.  MicroMatrix arrays enable rapid understanding of effects of ECMPs as the regulate fate and function.  Lunch will be served.

Extra cellular matrix proteins regulate stem cell differentiation

Intrinsic extra cellular matrix properties regulate stem cell differentiation- "Our ability to regulate the stem cell niche as the body does is likely a critical requirement for developing differentiated cells from stem cells for therapeutic applications." Read more here  

EMT: How Cancer Cells Change Once They Spread to Distant Organs

 ScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2012) — Oncologists have known that in order for cancer cells to spread, they must transform themselves so they can detach from a tumor and spread to a distant organ.

MicroStem to Present at Perkin Elmer Event

Justin Bingham, VP of Business Development at MicroStem Inc will give a Perkin Elmer sponsored talk:  

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 

6:00 to 7:30 pm 

MicroStem Founder Dr. Shu Chien Awarded National Medal of Science

September 15, 2011: 

MicroStem to release new products in Q1 2012

MicroStem, Inc will release new products in first quarter of 2012 focused on stem cell growth and differntiation.  Building on the successful MicroMatrix™ cell array technology, MicroStem will utilize the platform to develop cell specific matrices for stem cell growth and differentiation. SuperMatrix™ will make stem cell growth and differentiation a reality in every cell biology laboratory.  SuperMatrix™ comes ready to use with a complete protocol that outlines a simple method for coating.  Stay tuned!