International Stem Cell Corporation Provides Strategic Update on Its Skin Care Program
International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB: ISCO), www.internationalstemcell.com, announces today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lifeline Skin Care Inc., has achieved positive results in human safety tests of its cosmetic products and is moving forward with arrangements with Cosmetic Enterprises Ltd. for the manufacture of three cosmetic products. These developments allow Lifeline Skin Care to plan a launch of its cosmetic product line in the late summer or fall of 2010.
Cosmetic face products developed by Lifeline Skin Care Inc. contain extracts from human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSC) combined with a vitamin complex and other active ingredients. The products utilize a form of nanotechnology to deliver concentrated active ingredients to damaged skin. Laboratory tests show that an active "complex" of stem cell extract has the ability to rejuvenate skin. Also, early human trials show that these cosmetic products moisturize skin and strongly indicate the ability to decrease the depth of wrinkles and provide factors that lead to anti-aging effects.
Lifeline Skin Care is working with Cosmetic Enterprises, Ltd., located in California, to formulate and package its unique skin care product. Cosmetic Enterprises is a well-known OTC drug licensed manufacturer with over 30 years of experience. Lifeline Skin Care's "parthenogenetic stem cell complex" the product's active ingredient, is made in Lifeline Skin Care's laboratory in Oceanside, California.
According to Gregory S. Keller, MD, FACS, "These positive safety studies in human testing are important, especially considering that preliminary human trial data show that products of the production of International Stem Cell's parthenogenetic stem cells have significant beneficial effects on the skin and might also provide long term benefits in reducing wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. These results are a significant step forward in making this unique product available to the public." Dr. Keller was named the 2007 "Specialist of the Year in Facial Cosmetic Surgery" in Strathmore's "Who's Who".
The results of recent human safety tests show there were no identifiable signs or symptoms of sensitization (contact allergy). Safety testing is a series of tests to insure the product does not cause negative reactions such as irritation to the skin. This completed round of testing allows Lifeline Skin Care to move forward confidently with its commercial manufacturing plans.
International Stem Cell Corporation is a pioneer in development of a new class of stem cells called "human parthenogenetic stem cells" which avoid critical ethical issues by eliminating the need to use fertilized embryos and can be immune-matched to large segments of the population. As of today, ISCO has successfully derived 10 hpSC lines. One of these lines (hpSC-Hhom-4), carries the most common immune type found across racial groups within the US population and can be immune-matched to millions of people.
yeah,such unthoughtful comments do suck,especially when the brother of a down syndrome sister reads them! please think before you open your mouth. Even with her limited IQ she has better common sense than to say or do something that might offend.
Wouldn't it be a good idea to make the skin cream available to a select group of people for testing purposes - such as shareholders?
I would be only too happy to follow any instructions to try out the product and report on my findings.
It' not just the wealthy that are going to demand this product. I can't see any health conscious woman in general (and even some men) from demanding this product. Billions are thrown away on products that truly have no useful effects.
If this cream is 1/10th what I think it is, the company will sell one hundred million dollars plus of it.
the revenues could be huge.go to a high end retail cosmetic store and check out the prices.if the product is better than the competition they can name their own price.the wealthy will pay anything to look younger.revenues could fund all their future goals.
" moving forward with arrangements with Cosmetic Enterprises Ltd. for the manufacture of three cosmetic products"
....... Anybody have any thoughts on what would differentiate the three products?
Strength/concentration? Cream vs ointment? Retailer/brand?
This is what I was waiting for. The important part that allows for separation from other moisturizing agents:
$$$ “complex” of stem cell extract has the ability to rejuvenate skin.
decrease the depth of wrinkles and provide factors that lead to anti-aging effects
have significant beneficial effects on the skin and might also provide long term benefits in reducing wrinkles and other visible signs of aging$$$
It's more than just the culture used to grow and sustain the cells. This should allow for pricing at a specialized level.