Patent Number: 6,251,383

Title: Method for ex-vivo expansion of hematopoietic cells

Abstract: A method for ex vivo expansion of the number of hematopoietic cells using a culture medium comprising an extract prepared from a plant of the Tinospora species and a method of ex vivo expansion of the number of hematopoietic cells by inducing IL-6 production by using a culture medium comprising an extract from a plant of the Tinospora species are described.

Inventors: Upadhyay; Shakti N. (New Delhi, IN), Madan; Vikas (New Delhi, IN)

Assignee: National Institute of Immunology

International Classification: C12N 5/06 (20060101); A01N 063/00 (); A01N 065/00 (); A01N 037/18 (); C12Q 001/68 (); C12P 021/06 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018