Longeveron is a privately funded startup. The Longeveron-grown Mesenchymal Stem Cells (LMSCs) are multipotent stem cells.
Mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including: osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells) and adipocytes (fat cells which give rise to marrow adipose tissue). MSC have been found in organisms (in-vivo) and have been studied as well in tissue culture (in-vitro).
Nextbigfuture interviewed Dr. Joshua Hare, Longeveron Chief Science Officer. Dr. Joshua Hare co-founded Longeveron in 2014 utilizing intellectual property and technology exclusively licensed from the University of Miami, where he is also the founding Director of the university's Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI).