StemCells, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of cell-based therapeutics and tools for use in stem cell-based research and drug discovery primarily in the United States. Its lead therapeutic product candidate, HuCNS-SC cells (purified human neural stem cells), is in development as a potential treatment for a range of central nervous system disorders. The company has conducted a Phase I clinical trial in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a fatal myelination disorder in children. It is also conducting a Phase I/II clinical trial in chronic spinal cord injury; and has initiated a Phase I/II clinical trial in dry age-related macular degeneration, as well as is pursuing preclinical studies in Alzheimers disease. In addition, the company markets a rage of proprietary cell culture products, research grade human cells, and antibody reagents under the SC Proven brand. The proprietary cell culture products include iSTEM, GS1-R, GS2-M, RHB-A, RHB-Basal, NDiff227, NDiff N2, and NDiff N27 supplements, as well as HEScGRO and ESGRO Complete; and antibody reagents comprise STEM24, STEM101, STEM121, and STEM123, which can be used for cell detection, isolation, and characterization. Further, StemCells is involved in developing and commercializing applications of its technologies to enable stem cell-based research. The company sells its tools and technologies products to researchers at academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and government laboratories. StemCells, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Newark, California.
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StemCells (STEM) – On 5/31 StemCells announced plans to dissolve its operations following the failure of a clinical trial that was testing a treatment for spinal cord injury. STEM said it would assess options to "monetize its intellectual property" — which could mean a sale of the compounds it was developing and corresponding study data. But it said stockholders may receive no value. GONE
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