cell reprogramming & therapeutics LLC
Cell Reprogramming & Therapeutics LLC has received Wisconsin Small Business Innovation Award (SBIR Advance grant-matching program) for Outstanding Achievements from The Center for Technology Commercialization of Wisconsin (https://www.wisconsinsbir.org/ ).
Cell Reprogramming & Therapeutics LLC (PI Arshak R Alexanian) has received NIH (NIA) grant supplement award (I-Corps, 2017) to support entrepreneurial training. The goal of the I-Corps™ Program is to accelerate the translation of biomedical research to the marketplace by providing training to SBIR grantees in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Awards & Achievements
Arshak R Alexanian, VMD, PhD, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cell Reprogramming & Therapeutics LLC has received a prestigious scientific grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2015-2017). The grant was awarded for his breakthrough work in the field of stem cell research and therapy. Recently, using a chemical genetics approach to stem cell reprogramming, Dr Alexanian has been able to generate dopaminergic neural cells from human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) derived from bone marrow or fat. The current studies focus on developing processes for clinical grade manufacturing of these dopaminergic neural cells and testing their therapeutic effect in several preclinical animal models of Parkinson's disease.