We are Part of a Global Effort Pioneering Stem Cell Treatment
Our Program is part of a FDA-approved Clinical Research Project*, registered at clinicaltrials.gov, investigating the optimal procedures and protocols in order to achieve tissue regeneration and disease modification for a number of degenerative and inflammatory disorders.
Our site enrolls degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis, and multiple sclerosis patients
We are dedicated to cutting edge, highly professional procurement and delivery of autologous mesenchymal stem cells. This field is exciting for us, as well as for our co-investigators, and being able to offer such innovative stem cell therapy is a privilege, though it comes with great responsibility.
What is a Stem Cell?
Our bodies are born with trillions of stem cells. Stem cells are precursor cells designed to be stimulated by the body’s future need to regenerate. In essence, these cells are “blank slates” that can become whatever the body needs. We naturally use these cells throughout our lives to replenish damaged areas and to keep ourselves functioning properly. Stem cells are capable of “turning into” tissue of various types when the body sends out biochemical messages that cause these cells to activate. We call this process “differentiation”. Their role in our health is to aid in the regeneration and regrowth of damaged or aging structures. They serve this function throughout our lives, and also exhibit profound anti-inflammatory properties. Stem cells are distributed throughout our bodies, just waiting for signals to become triggered and start the process of tissue regeneration.
There are several types of stem cells. This is often a source of confusion and misunderstanding. Embryonic stem cells, for example are cells that appear very early in the developing human embryo and which have the potential to become any tissue. In fact, these are the cells that often talked about in
discussions of individual cloning and which raise many emotional , religious, legal and ethical issues.
Adult stem cells, in contrast, are the cell types that we seek in regenerative medicine. These cells are present in people of all ages and have a more limited ability to differentiate into various tissues.