Promethera: Liver Supply

Promethera: hepatic stem cells for liver genetic disorders and toxicology testing

A consistent shortage of human livers has limited the availability of the organs for transplantation and the ability for biomedical researchers to have a steady supply of hepatocytes for preclinical testing. Promethera Biosciences S.A. believes its human adult liver-derived mesenchymal stem cells can help solve both issues.

The company is developing the cells as a therapy for liver-related genetic disorders, and as a source of hepatocytes for preclinical metabolism and toxicology testing.

According to CEO Eric Halioua, more than 200 genetic disorders affect the liver, including

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