Stem cell therapy

What are stem cells?

Stem Cells are fundamental tools in regenerative medicine. By enhancing the body’s regenerative processes, this fields specializes in pursuing, replacing and repairing cells and tissues.
Advanced Stem cell therapy promotes natural healing using allogeneic stem cells for those suffering from debilitating diseases such as osteoarthritis, arthritis, to control pain, and to improve functionality and quality of life.

Stem cells are distinguished from other cell types by three important characteristics:

  • Capable of self-renewal by dividing into stem cells alike.
  • Differentiate into daughter cells that can commit to a cell line or organ.
  • Persist throughout life even after long periods of being dormant.

Stem cells are fundamental tools in regenerative medicine. By enhancing the body’s regenerative processes, this field specializes in pursuing, replacing, and repairing cells, tissues or organs. Stem cells are of medical and scientific interest due to their unique properties.

Mainly:

  • Having the potential to divide and develop into many different cell types.
  • Not aging and may reproduce indefinitely.
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Adult Stem Cells

Adult stem cells are found throughout the human body during one’s lifetime. They are already somewhat specialized, meaning they can only differentiate or become a limited number of cell types. These stem cells are dubbed multipotent stem cells. In conjunction with neighboring cells and depending on the body's environment, they aid in repairing and regenerating damaged cells and tissues, a product of the body’s daily and normal strain. In simple terms, they are responsible for helping our bodies recover from everyday wear. These cells constitute an entirely functional and inherent element of self-repair. Some adult stem cells include mesenchymal stem cells, neural stem cells, and hematopoietic stem cells.

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Stem Cell Types

Mesenchymal stem cells

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC’s) are of bone marrow origin, and able to differentiate into cartilage, fat and bone. MSC’s have migratory capabilities, traveling and seeking damaged tissue and inflammation, as well as promoting the transfer of host progenitor cells to these areas. These stem cells are active partakers in immunologic signaling enabling the secretion of molecules that orchestrate the immune and inflammatory responses, hence their “immunomodulatory” properties, which basically means that your body will not reject them or recognize them as foreign.

The MSC’s were obtained by Stemedica from a US-based licensed tissue center and are extensively tested in accordance with FDA and US government requirements. The adult stem cells were extracted from a single bone marrow biopsy and transferred to Stemedica’s expansion laboratories. After several passages, numerous cells were stored in liquid nitrogen at -160° C, and shipped to a designated clinical trial cell bank, where they lie dormant until needed.

Mesenchymal stem cells are applied through an intravenous application and, for orthopedic purposes, are applied directly on joints. The amount of stem cells varies for each patient and each condition, it will also depend on the patient’s weight and height.

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