Types of stem cells

Additional Information on stem cells

 

Types of Adult Stem Cells

Stem  cells reside in adult bone marrow and fat, as well as other tissues and  organs of the body including the umbilical cord. These cells have a  natural ability to repair damaged tissue, however in people with  degenerative diseases they are not released quickly enough to fully  repair damaged tissue. In the case of fat stem cells they may not be  released at all. The process of actively extracting, concentrating and  administering these stem cells has been shown in clinical trials to have  beneficial effects in degenerative conditions. Few patients have access  to clinical trials. We offer patients and their doctors access to these  therapies now. Stem cell treatments are not covered by insurance.

Adult Stem Cells

Adult  stem cells can be extracted from most tissues in the body, including  the bone marrow, fat, and peripheral blood. They can also be isolated  from human umbilical cords and placental tissue.  Once the cells have  been harvested, they are sent to the lab where they are purified and  assessed for quality before being reintroduced back in the patient.   Common types of adult stem cells are mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem  cells.

Human Umbilical Cord Tissue Mesenchymal Stem Cells (HUCT-MSC)

Umbilical  cord mesenchymal stem cells reside in the *umbilical cords of newborn  babies. HUCT-MSC stem cells, like all post-natal cells, are “adult” stem  cells.

We utilizes cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells  that are separated from the umbilical cord tissue. For certain  indications, these cells are expanded into greater numbers under very strict, internationally recognized  guidelines.

Among many other things, mesenchymal stem cells from the umbilical  cord tissue are known to help reduce inflammation, modulate the immune  system and secrete factors that may help various tissues throughout the  body to regenerate.