• We make platelets.

THE PROBLEM

A blood shortage is really a platelet shortage.

When hospitals and blood banks call for donations, they are really calling for platelet donations. But donated platelets only have a shelf life of five days, leading to frequent shortages. That’s why we need a donor-independent source of platelets.

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SUPPLY

Frequent platelet shortages

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COST

Platelets cost $1,000 per unit

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METHOD

Unchanged for
over a century

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TIME

Short shelf life; frequent shortages

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RISK

Donor platelets can transmit disease

THE SOLUTION

A proven way of making platelets.

Built on science from Harvard Medical School, Platelet BioGenesis has invented the world’s only method of producing clinical-grade human platelets from induced pluripotent stem cells. Our patented PLT+™ bioreactor recreates the conditions inside bone marrow in a proprietary, scalable, cGMP-compliant process.

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SUPPLY

Donor-independent platelets

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COST

Decreases substantially over time

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METHOD

cGMP-compliant cell culture

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TIME

Supply on-demand

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RISK

PLTs+™ considerably reduce disease risk

A NEW THERAPEUTIC MODALITY

Platelets are immune cells that circulate and touch every part of the body. Beyond our goal of creating an abundant, donor-independent supply of PLTs+™ for transfusion, we are creating designer PLTs+™ that can carry medicine directly to the site of disease within the body, boosting efficacy and reducing immunogenicity and toxicity.

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MK+™ and PLTs+™ loaded with anti-PDL1 drug

We are seeking talented scientists who believe in our mission to save lives and cure disease through the power of platelets.

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