rsPSCs : A Novel Breakthrough in Regenerative Medicine


Scientists at the Salk Institute in California, have discovered a new type of Stem Cell that is pluripotent and can potentially mature into functional tissues. In contrast with conventional human stem cells, the newly developed cells, are spatially oriented and obtain an identity that is linked to their location or position in the embryo. The newly discovered cells known as Region Selective Pluripotent Stem Cells or rsPSCs in short, are easier to grow in a laboratory setting and offer several advantages for large scale production. This makes them more suited for Tissue Engineering than their conventional counterparts.