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R&D News ................. 1 Appointments ............ 6 Pharma Notes ............ 7 New Products .......... 16 App Reviews ............. 18 P h a r m a c e u t i c a l c l i n i c a l c h e m i c a l f o o d e n v i r o n m e n t w w w . l a b o r a t o r y f o c u s . c a november/december 2017 volume 21, number 4 Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 mitochondria could hold clue to killing cancer cells stem cell harvesting market Poised to surPass us$10b by 2025 continued on page 2 The findings of a McGill University research team looking into how mitochondria are able to keep cells alive, could help provide the solution to how to kill cancer cells. McGill scientists Heidi McBride and John Bergeron, working with McGill professor Nahum Sonen- berg have found the mechanism which allows mitochondria to prevent cells from dying even when cells have been deprived of nutrients. Funding for the research was provided in part by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society essential strategies to optimize protein expression Page 9 how to reduce the complexity of custom single-use assemblies Page 10 continued on page 3 Grand View Research Inc. has done the heavy-lifting and projects that the global cell harvesting sys- tem market will reach a value of US$10.17 billion by the year 2025. There is surging demand for stem cell-based therapies due to factors such as an aging population, and increased prevalence of chronic diseases. These two critical as- pects may just well be the main contributors towards a large rise in lucrative market growth. The growing investment in the field of stem cell research is one of the high-impact drivers of the demand for stem cells that are contributing to the growth of the cell harvesting system markets. Another major driver across the globe is the substantial rise in stem cell transplantation. Growth in autologous stem cell transplan- tation along with increasing stem cell banking is driving demand for cell harvesting systems. The new sources of stem cells, such as umbilical cords, adipose tissue, and embryonic stem cells, exhibit tremendous potential to unlock- Research Institute, the Terry Fox Research Institute, and the Na- tional Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. In earlier work years ago, Sonen- berg discovered that mTOR also controls protein expression in all human cells. mTOR targets the selective synthesis of proteins destined for the mitochondria which are the structures in a cell that generate the energy needed for cells to grow and divide. T h e r e s e a r c h b y M c B r i d e , Bergeron, and Sonenberg has now shown that mTOR also controls Mitochondria help cells survive ,

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