Stem Cell Education
About Stem Cells
There are stem cells in practically every tissue of your body, but not all stem cells are the same. Explore the differences below, and learn about the benefits of utilizing your own mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Multipotent & Multipurpose
MSCs are multipotent, which means they can produce more than one type of specialized cell of the body. They are readily found in the body and can give rise to many different cell types, including bone, cartilage, muscle, nerves, fat and pancreatic beta cells, along with other types of cells.
Other than the ability of MSCs to become numerous different cell types, they also have the ability to:
- Fight inflammation
- Prevent cell death
- Form new blood vessels
- Direct the immune system, using other repair cell types to aid in healing
MSCs From Fat Tissue
Where do the stem cells come from?
To look for the best possible source for MSCs, we conducted a lot of research into ease of retrieving cells and ensuring high stem cell volumes. When comparing different sources, we found that fat tissue consistently had high quantities of MSCs.
For example, in bone marrow, MSCs constituted just 0.0001%-0.01% of all bone marrow nucleated cells. Fat tissue typically contains 100,000 MSCs in each gram of fat, and they are less affected by one’s age compared to other sources.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy
How can stem cells be used?
MSC therapy can improve quality of life for those dealing with a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to degenerative conditions, autoimmune disorders, neurological conditions, vascular diseases and general wellness.
Stem Cell Safety
Is stem cell therapy safe?
No method of providing adult stem cells has received more rigorous clinical safety studies than the technology used by Celltex. Dozens of clinical trials conducted by researchers in more than a dozen nations have demonstrated the safety of using MSCs and, in particular, those obtained from fat, and hundreds of preclinical animal studies have confirmed the same findings.
A peer-reviewed study in Stem Cells and Development, among other journals, has demonstrated the safety of the injection of autologous MSCs prepared by Celltex. The study has been applauded as a landmark demonstration of safety in the August 2011 issue by stem cell scientists at Duke, Tulane and Louisiana State University. The study has also been cited in numerous other medical journals, including the July 2011 issue of The Lancet Neurology.
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