Stem cells are the body’s raw materials, the building blocks of life. They are cells that can replicate and become specialised cells with a specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, nerve cells, bone cells and more.

The two most commonly used stem cells are haemopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells. Haemopoietic stem cells have been in clinical use since the 1960s in Stem Cell Transplants. It was initially known as Bone Marrow Transplant. Haemopoietic stem cells can be obtained from the bone marrow, cord blood and peripheral blood. They can be used to treat patients with blood disorders, certain cancers, immunodeficiency syndromes and metabolic disorders.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) in the last 20 years plays an important part in the repair process of damaged organs, leading to the development of a new treatment modality called Regenerative Medicine. MSCs have been used for treatment of joint problems like osteoarthritis, acute lung injuries, strokes or brain injuries and heart problems under research and clinical trial basis. MSCs have also been shown to be effective in a clinical trial for treatment of the Frailty Syndrome in the elderly.

Where Do We Get MSCs?

MSCs can be found in many parts of the body. However, the best places to harvest MSCs are from the bone marrow, umbilical cord tissue and fat tissue (adipose tissue). As the quality and quantity of MSCs do drop with age, the best quality MSCs are from umbilical cord tissue at birth and bone marrow or fat tissues from teenagers. MSCs do not need to be matched for use and hence, they can be used for any members of the family and across generations. These MSCs, if cryo-preserved properly, can be stored indefinitely. They can be available for use at short notices.

Quality of MSCs

The process of harvesting, culturing and cryo-preserving of MSCs had been well established from years of basic research. However, the quality of MSCs is dependent on the laboratory standards in culturing, storage protocols, validation processes and the release protocols. It is crucial for the laboratory team to have a good understanding of the stem cell biology. This will ensure that the quality of MSCs is not compromised. In turn, safety and efficacy in clients will not be compromised. MSCs can be adversely affected by poor quality laboratories, which can affect safety and efficacy.

Our Trusted Partners

At Regenosis, we partner with trusted Stem Cell experts from Stem Med and StemCord (FACT accredited). With their wealth of experience, knowledge and quality of their laboratories, you can be assured that the Mesenchymal Stem Cells will be administered effectively and safely.

There had been more than 900 MSC clinical trials to-date, in almost every possible organ failure or dysfunction. We partner with Stem Med and StemCord to provide culturing and long-term MSC banking. These stored MSCs are readily available for clinical use or for clinical trials.

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