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Market & Tech Analysis


Trends in Various Segments of the
Circulating Biomarkers Space

Boosting the Immune System to Effect Repairs


and Fight Disease

Evolution of the Exosomes Market


Landscape

ApplicationsfromRegenerativeMedicinetoGeneTherapytoAntiviral
TherapeuticsEmphasizeSelfHealing

Epigenetics Market Landscape: A


Qualitative and Quantitative
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Therapeuticinterventionsofvariouskindstrytoimprovethebodyscapacitytodefend,repair,and
evencureitself.Interventionsthatattempttoenhanceselfhealingspancellbasedtherapy,gene
therapy,smallmoleculedrugs,biologics,andtissueengineering.

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AdvancesineachoftheseareasarebeingfollowedbyAlliedMarketResearch,whichhasconcluded
thatstemcelltechnologieslookespeciallypromising.Forexample,stemcelltechnologiesaresetto
revolutionizethehumanabilitytoproduceneuralcellsinabundance.
Stemcellsmayovercomealimitationofhumantissuesthatisassoberingasitisfamiliar:theretina
andthecentralnervoussystemhaveextremelypoorregenerativecapabilities.Thislimitationseems
allthemoredirewhenonecontemplatestheprevalenceofLebercongenitalamaurosis,agerelated
maculardegeneration,andotherdiseasesthatleadtovisualimpairment.

Interest in Stem Cell Therapy Is Rising


Ifanything,enthusiasmforstemcelltechnologycanbetoogreat.Forexample,earlierintheyear,the
U.S.Food&DrugAdministrationdecidedtotakeacloserlookatclinicsthatprovidestemcell
treatments.TheFDAhopesthatcloserregulationmaynotonlycurbunproventherapies,butalso

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enhanceconfidenceintrulyeffectiveinterventions.

Affordable Care Act

Researchersareexcitedaboutanewstemcellapproachtorepairingheartdamage.Thisapproach,

DoyouagreethattheAffordableCareActhasgone
fartowardaccomplishingitsgoals?

developedbyAmitPatel,M.D.,director,ClinicalRegenerativeMedicine,UniversityofUtah,involves

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theselectiveexpansionofbonemarrowcells.IntheIxCELLDCMtrial(toassesstheefficacyofthe

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IxomyocelTcelltherapy),whichincludedUtahSenatorRalphOkerlund,researchersobserveda37%

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reductioninthenumberofhospitalizationsordeathsrelatedtoheartdiseaseandheartfailure.
Anotherpromisingapproachisthepossibilityofcombiningregenerativemedicineandorgan
transplantation.ThisapproachisbeingdevelopedbyMariaCristinaPiaBarba,Ph.D.,aresearcher
attheInstituteofMaterialResearch,NationalAutonomousUniversityofMexico.Herteamis

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concentratingonblendingdifferentstemcelltechniquestoregeneratethedamagedpartsofvarious
organslikekidneysandheart.ThenumberofkidneysrequiredeachyearinMexicoalonefor
transplantisapproximately12,431.Whilethedemandforheartsisabout58,thereisanincreasing
needfor7,396corneas,3lungs,and404liverseachyearinthecountry.
Onewaytobeginisbydecellularizingbovinebone,saidDr.PiaBarba.Wehavealso
decellularizedtracheas,kidneys,livers,andhearts.Whencalciumisstrippedfromhardbonetissue,
theresultisaspongeofcollagen.Thisspongemaythenbeseededwithstemcells.
Wegive[theseededsponge]theformoftheorganneeded,andintwomonthsthereistissue
formation,continuedDr.PiaBarba."Thisprocessisapossiblesolutiontotrachealdisorders
causedby...cancer,stenosis(abnormalnarrowing)andtraumasthatcanleadtorespiratory
diseasesandevendeath.Theseinnovationswillopennewavenuesforgrowthintheregenerative
medicinemarket.

Gene Therapy Pipeline is Swelling Fast


Anotherfastgrowingsegmentisgenetherapy.Recentresearch,includingapreclinicaltrial,
demonstratestheimportanceofgenetherapyforthesicklecelldisease.Infact,genetherapyis
inspiringsomuchconfidencethatgenetherapywarranteesarebeingcontemplated.Infact,
GlaxoSmithKlinedecidedtoofferamoneybackguaranteeonagenetherapycalledStrimvelis.
GSKannouncedthatifStrimvelisfailedtocureadisordercalledbubbleboydisease,patientswould
berefundedthetotalamount.SarahSpencer,aspokespersonforthedrugmaker,wasquotedby
CNNtosaythatinpricingStrimvelis,GSKreviewedhowbesttomaketheonetimetreatmentcostfor
themedicineaffordabletohealthcaresystems.
GiventheextremelylowpatientnumbersforStrimvelisandthereforelowbudgetimpact,Spencer
continued,manypayershaveindicatedthatStrimvelisislikelytobefundedonacasebycasebasis
anddoesnotwarrantapotentiallycomplicatedpricingarrangement.StartupsincountrieslikeIsrael
arealsoseeninvestingongenetherapytodiscoveracureforcancer.
Thecompetitivelandscapeforgenetherapyalsolooksbright.Themuchawaitedacquisitionofthe
yearwasAllergansinvestmentinRetrosenseTherapeutics,agenetherapycompany.The
investmenthashelpedAllerganaccessanadvancedtechnologyandexpanditseyecarepipeline.
Whilemanycompanyfocusonpossibilities,Novartishasshuttereditsgenetherapyexperimentthat
promisedacureforcancer.

Small Molecules Can Help Cure Deadly Diseases

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DeadlyviraldiseasessuchasEbolahavebeenhardtotreat.Butscientistsseearayofhopeinsmall
moleculesthatcanblockandpreventthespreadofviruses.Forexample,acompoundhasbeen
foundthattargetsEbolasAchillesheel.ThecompoundcanblocktheproteinusedbyEbolatobreak
outofthecellsandfurtherinfectthenewcells.
Suchinnovationsareencouragingmanynewentrantstofindnewwaystoharnesstheentireimmune
systemandfightdeadlydiseases.Severalstudieshighlightingmalariasvulnerabilitieshavegot
stakeholdersinterestedinapproachesthatcanreinforcetheimmunesystem,oratleastgiveit
breathingspace.
Earlierstudiesdemonstratedthatsinglemoleculedrugscancommandstemcellstoconstructnew
bones.Thesestudiesshowhowmedicalinterventionscantreatdebilitatingdiseasessuchas
orthopedicdisorders,cardiovasculardiseases,andothers.Moreover,therisingprevalenceofjoint
disordersand,consequently,anincreaseinthenumberofcomplicatedorthopedicsurgerieshas
alsoresultedinthegrowthoftheregenerativemedicinesmarketworldwide.

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Amino Acids in
Goingforward,wewillnotonlyseebigbrandsinvestgenerouslyonregenerativemedicinemarket,
Cancer Metabolism

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butwewillalsoseemanystartupsflourish.

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