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iPS Cells
Specialized tissue culture plates for growing iPS cells
Cost: $50 each
Goal: $500
Pledge: $50

Antibodies
Antibodies and stains for identifying iPS cells under the microscope
Cost: $200 each
Goal: $1,000
Pledge: $50

MEA Treatment
Multielectrode Array (MEA) is a new and powerful technique that allows us to record the electrical activity of human IPSC in a dish.  This helps us recreate how human neurons from ALS patients might react to different drug compounds we could use for treatment.  Conducting experiments for 1 human iPSC line.
Cost: $500 each
Goal: $1,000
Pledge: $100

iPSC Line
Converting one ALS patient’s blood cells into a human iPSC line to create the motor neurons and astrocytes we use to study ALS.  $700/month—This is the monthly cost for maintaining 1 induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from a single patient.  The ALS Center for Cell Therapy and Regeneration Research at Johns Hopkins maintains approximately 10 iPSC lines at one time for a total of approximately $7000/month.
Cost: $700 each
Goal: $7,000
Pledge: $100

MEA Analysis
Multielectrode Array (MEA) is a new and powerful technique that allows us to record the electrical activity of human IPSC in a dish.  This helps us recreate how human neurons from ALS patients might react to different drug compounds we could use for treatment.  This cost is for a single experiment for 1 human iPSC line.  On average, we study iPSC lines from 10 ALS patients at a time.
Goal: $3,000
Pledge: $250

Cell Incubator
Cell Culture incubator which keeps stem cells at a steady physiological temperature.
Goal: $8,000
Pledge: $350

ALS Mice
The cost for purchasing enough ALS mice ($300/mouse) for the completion of a single stem cell transplantation study or gene therapy study.
Cost: $300/mouse → $15,000
Goal: 50 Mice
Pledge: $300