Juvenile Arthritis Testimonial: Meet Sarah

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Sarah Hughes was born with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and has lived with pain every day.  She says of the disease, “It attacks my spinal chord. I am not able to be upright for too long, or carry anything heavy. I can’t go in the pool or really anything considered normal.” Sarah takes a total of 23 different drugs a day including painkillers and antibiotics to manage the disease. At 23 years old, Sarah received her own adult stem cells with the support of her family and close friends. Follow Sarah on her journey in the video below.

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About Celltex

Celltex Therapeutics Corporation is a Houston-based biotechnology company founded in 2011 by David Eller and Dr. Stanley Jones, an internationally-recognized spine surgeon, to initiate breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through adult stem cells. Eller is a graduate of Texas A&M University, who served two terms as Chairman of the Board of Regents and also served as Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System for a short period. It was at Texas A&M University that his passion for bioscience took flight, leading him to establish the Institute of Biosciences and Technology during his six year term on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

Celltex uses proprietary technology to isolate, multiply and store autologous, adult (one’s own) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to be used for regenerative therapy in a number of conditions including vascular, autoimmune and degenerative diseases, which is why Sarah was a great candidate for stem cell therapy.

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For more information about Celltex and the process of stem cell banking or to review some frequently asked questions about stem cell therapy, please visit the pages below:

If you would like to speak to a Celltex client services representative about banking your stem cells, please visit the Getting Started page or call (713) 590-1000.