BioRestorative Therapies, Pfizer ink research agreement
BioRestorative Therapies, a life sciences company focused on adult stem cell-based therapies for various personal medical applications, has entered into a two-year collaborative research agreement with Pfizer to study human brown adipose tissue and cell lines.
BRT and Pfizer will jointly conduct a study titled Development and Validation of a Human Brown Adipose Cell Model, which will seek to further characterize the identity and metabolic function of these cell lines. BRT has accumulated a large collection of human brown adipose tissue samples, preadipocyte cell lines and immortalized cell lines for use in potentially developing a cell therapy product. The results of the research may be used by both companies.
Mark Weinreb, CEO of BRT, said, “Research into human brown fat to date has suggested that brown fat is correlated with the maintenance and regulation of metabolism. Ultimately, we will look to determine if our cell lines have utility in the treatment of obesity, which is responsible for many diseases, including type 2 diabetes.”