Celularity raises $250M to develop cell therapies

A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $250 million

Business Insider - February 15, 2018

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A startup that's using stem cells from placentas for various regenerative medicine and cell therapy treatments just raised $250 million.

Celularity is a New Jersey-based company founded by X-Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and veteran biotech executive Dr. Bob Hariri, who serves as CEO. The long-time friends put together a company that covers everything from storing the placental stem cells — a kind of cells that aren't specialized yet — to the development of treatments based on them.

The hope is that by using stem cells-based treatments for conditions like cancer and autoimmune disorders, people might be able to delay aging.

Celularity’s Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP) is to harness the power of the living cell to augment biology, immunity and longevity. https://www.celularity.com



CNET https://www.cnet.com/news/celularity-uses-stem-cells-from-placentas-to-try-extending-life/

Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2018/02/15/celgene-spinout-celularity-raises-250-million-to-develop-placental-cells-to-attack-cancer/#e1a393d732ce

Wired https://www.wired.com/story/peter-diamandis-is-the-latest-tech-futurist-betting-on-stem-cells/

Inc https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/celularity-uses-stem-cells-placentas-to-improve-human-longevity.html

Biocentury https://www.biocentury.com/bc-extra/company-news/2018-02-15/celularity-unveils-size-series?kwh=Celularity 

CNBC Squawk Box https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/02/15/celularity-raises-250m-to-develop-cell-therapies-ceo.html

Fox Business Mornings With Maria http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2018/02/15/biotech-breakthrough-placenta-makes-100-years-old-new-60-research-finds.html