International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) is a publicly traded biotechnology company which developed a powerful new stem cell technology called parthenogenesis that promises to significantly advance the field of regenerative medicine by addressing the problem of immune-rejection. Parthenogenesis (from the Greek parthenos meaning "virgin" and genesis meaning "birth") utilizes unfertilized human eggs to create parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSC) that can be immune-matched to millions of people. A relatively small number of hpSC lines could provide sufficient immune-matched cells to cover a large percentage of the world’s population. ISCO’s scientists are focused on using hpSC to treat severe diseases of the eye, the nervous system and the liver where cell therapy has been proven clinically yet is limited by the availability of safe immune-matched human cells.