The promise of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) lies in their ability to serve as a starting material for autologous, or patient‐specific, stem cell–based therapies. Since the first publications describing the generation of iPSCs from human tissue in 2007, a Phase I/IIa clinical trial testing an autologous iPSC‐derived cell therapy has been initiated in […]

During the holidays, Alex Morgan, Partner at Khosla Ventures, sat down with Nabiha Saklayen, CEO and co-founder of Cellino, to learn more about her and the company.  Cellino has a unique technique technology for AI-guided laser editing of stem cells for personalized therapies. The company’s goal is to make autologous stem cell manufacturing scalable for the first time.  […]

CEO Nabiha Saklayen founded Cellino in 2017 while still in her mid-20s (she’s since gone on to be named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and MIT Tech Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 list), and told Endpoints News in a statement that the technology has the potential to eliminate “a major bottleneck” in the stem cell […]

Cambridge, Mass.-based Cellino has raised $16 million in venture capital to scale up a technology that could be vital as stem-cell research expands. Its system is designed to automate the now labor-intensive process of generating induced-pluripotent stem cells that are derived from patients’ own cells.

Top-tier investor syndicate co-led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures, with participation from Humboldt Fund and 8VC. The financing will be used to advance its AI-guided laser platform to automate and scale autologous cell-and tissue-based therapies.

A Forbes 30 Under 30 alum from 2019, Cellino Biotech is making waves— and tissues. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, backed by the Engine at MIT, uses new technology to create regenerative tissues out of pluripotent stem cells. In other words, they’re creating lab-grown tissues and organs that can one day restore vision loss and treat other diseases.