Day: 22. February 2023

iPS-derived cartilage shown to repair cartilage defects in monkeys

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/02/18/10421/ A research team led by Kyoto University’s Kengo Abe ¬†and Professor Noriyuki Tsumaki (Osaka University) showed that iPS cells of cynomolgus monkeys could be differentiated into chondrocytes to prepare cartilage tissue which was successfully transplanted to other individuals. Cartilage does not contain blood vessels and is difficult for immune cells to reach, so it […]

Regional Fish and NTT establish joint venture for aquaculture and breeding of genome-edited seafood

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/02/20/10431/ Regional Fish, Kyoto and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced on February 9, 2023, that they will establish a joint venture to produce and sell improved seafood on a commercial scale. The two companies have been jointly promoting the breeding and onshore cultivation of fish and algae using genome editing. So far, they […]

Interberry Alpha, a canine interferon, gains acceptance for treatment of canine and feline gingivitis

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/02/13/10395/ The plant-based veterinary drug Interberry Alpha has gained an indication for the treatment of feline gingivitis in addition to the existing indication for canine gingivitis. Information on the expanded indication was made public on February 13, 2023 in the database of the Veterinary Drug Inspectorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of […]

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