Patients, clinicians, and leading stem cell and regenerative medicine companies from around the world are gathered this week at the Vatican along with members of the media for the Second International Conference on Regenerative Medicine being hosted there. The three-day event seeks to educate and inform patients, the public, and the medical community on the exciting progress being made in the field of cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
The stem cell industry has passed an inflection point, transitioning from a “possibility” into a “matter of when,” according to leading analysts, as broad acceptance has been attained through a substantial body of research evidencing the incredible potential across a broad array of indications. As with any industry, there are ebbs and flows, and while many regenerative medicine companies seem to move in tandem based upon industry developments, recent trends suggest that some order is becoming delineated, with leaders rising to the top and holding higher, more consistent valuations based on their own merits.
From industry to investor, the company and MultiStem have been the topic of a steady stream of articles detailing the intrinsic value of MultiStem on what it can mean from medical and investment perspectives. That trend has remained strong with Athersys announcing earlier this week the publication of articles in two peer-reviewed scientific journals, Journal of Immunology and Circulation, that describe the potential for multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPC®s), or MultiStem cells.