West has kept his promise of providing the "picks & Shovels"
“The sophisticated detail in the LifeMap Discovery™ database is a reflection of a movement underway in regenerative medicine toward a higher definition of cell types in research and therapy,” said Dr. Michael West, CEO of BioTime. “We believe the database will not only bring more traffic to the LifeMap database suite, but will also be the backbone for moving this increasingly complex field toward clinical application.”
“The publication describing LifeMap Discovery™ in a leading journal in its field is a validation of the scientific merits of this leading edge state-of-the-art product,” stated David Warshawsky, Ph.D., President and CEO of LifeMap Sciences. “Our team is dedicated to continuing to enhance LifeMap Discovery™ and we are delighted to see the rapid growth of use by the global research community, already several tens of thousands of users. We are eager to see the impact that this remarkable resource will have in the transformative field of regenerative medicine.”
Yeah... and it's a free download that cost more than a few million to produce, and will take a decade to result in revenue generation equal to its production cost.
But it does help the printing press for shares stay busy.
Based on the use of this product, it is def a potential revenue source. They are still working on the revenue, but thats a lot of clicks a month. Universities will pay. That was an interesting article about it.