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March 26, 2015 3:47 PM ET


Company Overview of Asterand Bioscience, Inc.

Company Overview

Asterand Bioscience, Inc. develops technology and application solutions that provide researchers the tools to investigate and understand cellular reprogramming worldwide. It provides a set of tools for generating iPS cells, as well as cell lines, media, differentiation, rabbit anti-mouse/human, cytokines/proteins, matrices, reprogramming systems, transfection reagents, small molecules, and antibodies; and iPS cell services, training courses, and video protocols. The company serves reprogramming, self-renewal, and differentiation applications. Asterand Bioscience, Inc. was formerly known as Stemgent, Inc. and changed its name to Asterand Bioscience, Inc. in October 2014. The company was incor...

51 Moulton Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Founded in 2007





Key Executives for Asterand Bioscience, Inc.

Executive Chairman
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Commercial Officer
Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Asterand Bioscience, Inc. Key Developments

Stemgent, Inc. and Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. Enters into Partnership Agreement for Development of Genetically Engineered Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Services for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Academic and Government Organizations

Stemgent, Inc. and Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement enabling the development of genetically engineered induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government organizations. The non-exclusive agreement combines Stemgent's industry-recognized expertise in RNA reprogramming with Transposagen's unique genome editing capabilities providing researchers with the convenience of a single point of contact for customer research or disease model systems using patient-specific iPS cells. The newly created service provides customers with a beginning to end solution, starting with Stemgent's expertise in primary cell establishment and iPS cell generation, through genetic manipulation using Transposagen's diverse methods, and ending with a validated cell line that is capable of appropriate differentiation to cardiomyocytes, neurons or hepatocytes.

Asterand Bioscience Seeks Acquisitions

Asterand Bioscience, Inc. (Stemgent Inc.) is seeking acquisitions. John Canepa, Chief Financial Officer of Asterand Bioscience, said, "We'll now be looking at acquisitions. We're strategizing that now. There's an opportunity to grow the business here."

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