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psychoticmilkman  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The secret is out: mk, ecib, and thenewgreen, have been in YC S17.

Any chance mk or thenewgreen or ecib could respond to one of the comments on the article?

    They can bank them....but every other indication they talk about is either in current violation of FDA regs or simply does not exist as in this sentence ..."Forever Labs has also proposed its own clinical trial to take your stem cells and give them to your older cells." Plus, if they are using the Arthrex Angel device as shown in the picture....they aren't collecting enough stem cells to even matter unless they culture expand them....also forbidden in the USA by the FDA...

I know very little about this or the comment's accusations, but I'm happy for you guys and this all seems very interesting.




mk  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That sentence: "Forever Labs has also proposed its own clinical trial to take your stem cells and give them to your older cells." is journalistic confusion. It should read 'older self'. So is the statement about FDA approved as I mentioned below. The first version of this article said that Steve was the scientist... what can you do?

That aside, the commentor is correct that we plan on expanding them. That's intrinsic to the value of these cells, they can be expanded to massive numbers outside of your body. Otherwise, their use would be severely limited. The majority of clinical trials expand them before use. If you aren't using them as part of a trial, you cannot expand them in the US. If it's part of a trial, you can. We are going to run trials.

psychoticmilkman  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks for the response. It's all very fascinating.

thenewgreen  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·  

YC alumni demo day today. Real demo day tomorrow and Tuesday. Investor day Wednesday. Crazy week. check out our blog. Answers are therein.

Will reply in earnest in a week or so. Cheers!

psychoticmilkman  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks!

Link to the blog if anyone else wants to get there quick.