Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.

The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives, while others may need less.

1 in 54

children has

been identified

with ASD


one standard

treatment for


1 in 6

children aged 3-17

years were diagnosed with a developmental disability

A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that used to be diagnosed separately, including:

Autistic disorder
Pervasive developmental disorder not
otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)
Asperger syndrome

These conditions are now all called autism spectrum disorder.

About 1 in 54 children has been identified with ASD, according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

About 1 in 6 (17%) children aged 3-17 years were diagnosed with a developmental disability, as reported by parents, during a study period of 2009-2017, with ASD being four times more common in boys than among girls.

These developmental disabilities included autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, blindness, and cerebral palsy, among others.

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Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex

musculoskeletal disorder with profound social and economic costs. OA is one of the top five causes of disability in the US, affecting 27-million Americans, including about 14% of adults aged 25 and older, 80% of the population over 65.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the

most common inflammatory autoimmune arthritis, affecting more than 1.3 million Americans. About 75% of patients with RA are women. Even though RA can start at any age, it usually begins between 30 and 50.

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Wound Healer

Wound healing is a normal biological process in the human body and a natural reaction to tissue injury. For a wound to heal, four phases must occur in the right time frame: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling.

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Crohn's Disease (CD)

Crohn's disease (CD) is a type of chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease mostly affects younger people (late teens, 20s and early 30s), although it can occur at all ages. It causes the digestive tract to become swollen and irritated. Patients experience symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss and rectal bleeding.

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Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can occur throughout

your body to bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments

and other structures due to sports, exercise, trauma,

direct impact or overuse of muscles or joints.

AKAN Biosciences

Our Ultimate Goal

The goal is to make stem cell-based anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and reparative products accessible and available to everyone who can benefit from them.