Until now, researchers were obligated to invest sizable resources into building deep cell banks to assure reproducible experiments and clinical trial materials. This burdensome process dams the wellspring of progress, as potentially life-changing experiments wait for resource availability. RoosterBio is blasting open a longstanding technology bottleneck and accelerating a more sustainable RM industry.

RoosterBio Inc. is changing how companies and institutions produce, consume, and use living cells.  RoosterBio provides standardized stem cell product platforms designed to remove several years and millions of dollars from product development and clinical testing.

Fast-growing cell therapy, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine (RM) markets are propelled forward by the availability of clinically-relevant stem cell systems that have been robustly engineered to scale. Since the inception of RoosterBio in 2013, the company has rapidly grown to reach over 200 customers worldwide.

Founded by scientists, RoosterBio created a first-of-its-kind “off the shelf” line of products that enables customers to leap ahead in their own research and manufacturing. In turn, this groundbreaking work furthers innovation in bioprinting, cell and tissue engineering, and synthetic biology/genetic manipulation, or illuminates strategies to treat ailments, such as osteoarthritis or cartilage defects.

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How MSCRF Helped

In the fall of 2017, the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) awarded RoosterBio a Commercialization Program Grant that fast-tracked a cell bank scale-up manufacturing program and allowed the company to hire employees to specifically support the project. Previously in 2015, TEDCO’s Rural Business Innovation Program (“RBI2”) brought forth their objective to enhance commercialization activities and provide technical and business assistance to small technology-based companies in rural areas of Maryland by awarding RoosterBio two timely grants that enabled much needed lab equipment purchases as well as funding that kickstarted both the scale-up hMSC culture media manufacturing and secondly, the scale-up cell manufacturing operations. MSCRF/TEDCO has also served as a support structure for the entrepreneur community by showcasing RoosterBio and connecting the company with potential customers, collaborators, and investors. TEDCO’s leadership in sponsoring entrepreneurial events helps companies like RoosterBio raise awareness and connect to the local community and broaden their state level network.