Who we are
SCAD creates human cell solutions that enable more efficient and safer drug discovery and development processes, which will ultimately benefit patients and society at large. We develop novel bio-nano devices that predict the potential toxicities and efficacies of drugs and compounds on human biology in vitro.
December 22 ,2017
SCAD’s Chief Advisor Prof. Norio Nakatsuji honored with the 2018 Stem Cell Action Award
Prof. Norio Nakatsuji, SCAD’s Chief Advisor, has been selected as a recipient of the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) 2018 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine ... Read more
October 27 ,2017
Prof. Nakatsuji published a paper in Stem Cell Reports on the use of ... Read more
September 29 ,2017
Completion of series B funding round ... Read more
The initial element of our predictive drug toxicology and efficacy platform is the SCAD-MT ™ cardiomyocyte, which is a ready-to-use nanofiber-based device pre-seeded with our proprietary functional and mature human iPS cell-derived cardiac micro-tissues (MT).
By closely recapitulating the human myocardium, SCAD-MT ™ cardiomyocyte ensures the reliable and reproducible prediction of the potential toxicities and efficacies of drugs in vitro.
Our expertise in stem cells and nanofiber materials allows us to develop cell devices that fine-tune the unique properties of organ tissues to the right scaffold materials for refined drug responses.
Such optimum cell-material combinations result in enhanced levels of cell functionality and maturation, and ultimately in predictive and consistent cell devices for drug discovery and development, an in vitro toxicology. In particular, SCAD’s cell devices offer remarkable benefits for contractility and longer-term chronic toxicity studies.