Published on September 19, 2012 at 8:45 AM
Rainbow Biosciences, the biotech subsidiary of Rainbow Coral Corp.
(OTCBB: RBCC), announced today that it is exploring the possible use of
micro-gravity technology developed by NASA to produce three-dimensional
adult stem cells for medical research purposes.
RBCC announced on Monday that it will expand its focus on technology
capable of culturing 3D cell clusters to include adult stem cells. The
company is currently investigating the potential for a bioreactor
developed for the space program to grow tissues from adult stem cells
for possible study and even transplantation. Stem cells grown using the
NASA technology multiply rapidly and remain three dimensional, unlike
the two-dimensional cells grown in Petri dishes.
This characteristic makes possible the production of healthy populations
of cheaper and higher-quality stem cells suitable for all manner of
"This technology has the potential to be one of NASA's greatest gifts to
medical sciences," said RBCC CEO Patrick Brown. "The ability to
cultivate adult stem cells in a micro-gravity environment here on earth
could prove to be a great leap forward in the field of biotechnology,
and we're very interested in discussing how we might be able to assist
in the development and marketing of new therapies and other uses for
Source: Rainbow BioSciences