Walking Miracles: Houston-area JIA duo complete Walk to Cure Arthritis 5K after stem cell therapy

Celltex Therapeutics Corporation superheroes, 24-year-old Sarah Hughes and seven-year-old Tucker Beau Hyatt, were able to complete, for the first time ever, the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, May 16. Diagnosed with systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) at a young age, the duo attended last year’s 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis, but were not physically able to walk with their teams. Both were pushed, in a wheelchair and stroller, respectively, for one-half mile but had to stop and go … read more


Study Showing How Stem Cells Slow Aging May Lead to New Heart Failure Treatments

Dr. Yanjie Lu, M.D, Ph.D., a professor at Harbin Medical University in China and a world-renowned expert on myocardial infarction has published a study in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine on mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their potential to protect the heart from further damage after a cardiac incident. The study, which involved studying rats who had been injected with MSCs, could promote stem cells as a potential treatment for heart conditions. Not only does the study show that MSCs can … read more


Virtuosi of Houston Honors Celltex CEO David Eller for Excellence in Business

On Saturday, April 25, Celltex Therapeutics Corporation Founder and CEO, David Eller, was honored by Virtuosi of Houston as a top Entrepreneur in Houston. The “Legends of the Future: Celebrating Heroines & Heroes Gala” was held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and included a concert by the talented young musicians of Virtuosi Houston. Every year, the Virtuosi of Houston Organization honors local Houston area “Heroines & Heroes,” who have excelled in their area of business. These men and women have … read more


Study Promotes Bone Growth as Possible Therapy for Osteoporosis and Obesity

Dr. Joshua Hare, M.D. director of the interdisciplinary stem cell institute at the Miller School of Medicine, and his team have authored a new study demonstrating that mesenchymal stem cells can create bone cells by triggering a biochemical switch. The study was conducted using mice that lacked the enzyme that regulates the body’s level of nitric oxide, a molecule which helps transmit signals throughout the body. When MSCs were inserted into the mice, it was found that the mice produced … read more


Texas Native Sees Remarkable Improvement in Battle With Multiple Sclerosis After Stem Cell Therapy

March is the official month of National MS Awareness. More than 2.3 million people worldwide suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease in which the immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in a person’s central nervous system. While MS is not a fatal disease, it affects a person’s vision and mobility, and can even cause paralysis in severe cases. There is no cure for MS, however, Celltex Therapeutics is using its proprietary stem cell culturing and banking technology to … read more


Local Alzheimer’s Association tours Celltex lab, learns more about stem cell banking and therapy

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Celltex met with the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter to provide a tour for their staff members through the stem cell processing and culturing lab and share the potential of stem cell use in regenerative therapies. This private tour is part of Celltex’s educational outreach initiatives aimed at engaging local organizations whose focus is on helping those with degenerative and autoimmune diseases and sharing information and resources about stem cell therapy that may benefit … read more


Mayo Clinic

Diagnosed in 2006 with renal artery stenosis, Ralph Johnsen was desperate for options. Johnsen turned to physicians at the Mayo Clinic, who were conducting a clinical trial in which an individual’s own stem cells were being used to repair a person’s  arteries and damaged tissues. Due to the overwhelming success of the trial and the large amount of “proof of concept data,” the National Institutes of Health agreed to provide funding for a five-year study, which began in 2014. Click … read more


Bring the Benefits of Stem Cell Banking to the People You Love

Celltex is now offering you the opportunity to extend the benefits of stem cell banking to your family members through its family banking discount. Once you’ve signed up, any additional family members can receive the family banking package, valued at $6,500 for 20% off ($5,200). This special offer provides family members with the security that their own mesenchymal stem cells will be safely banked for future therapeutic use. The family banking package has no expiration date and includes qualifying lab … read more


Adult Stem Cell Banking Improves Quality of Life

Local Recipients Show Marked Improvement After Stem Cell Treatments HOUSTON (February  18, 2015) — For most people, the new year is a time for reflection, planning and goal-setting, a time when everyone strives to figure out what will make them happier and healthier, but  people  rarely hear how those resolutions turn out. For three Houstonians suffering from three separate debilitating diseases, 2015 is starting with a marked improvement in health and quality of life thanks to help from Celltex Therapeutics … read more


UM study explores how stem cells can help burn victims

University of Miami doctors are conducting stem cell clinical trials in order to change the way burn victims are treated, including military personnel inured in the line of duty. The trial, funded by the Department of Defense, could revolutionize burn care for those in need of reconstructive skin graft surgery, especially soldiers.  Burn victims from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan account for 5 to 20 percent of combat injuries. Participants in the trial will come from The University of … read more