Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are multipotent adult stem cells present in a variety of tissue niches within the human body. As multipotent cells, they can differentiate into a range of cell types, including osteoblasts, chondrocytes, myocytes, and adipocytes. In addition to secreting factors that can stimulate tissue repair, MSCs can substantially alter their microenvironment, exerting effects that are both anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic. [Read more…]
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a well-characterized population of adult stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types (chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, myocytes, and more).
ReeLabs is a leading cord blood bank in India. Cord blood banking in this region is of monumental importance, because the country has an astounding population of 1.4 billion. This represents an incredible 18% of the global population.
Meaning, one-out-of-every-five people on this planet lives in India and the country is now head-to-head with China as the world’s most populous country.
India’s population growth is fueled by a birth rate (19 births/1,000 population) that substantially exceeds its death rate (7.3 deaths/1,000 population).
If you’re involved with cord blood banking, you need to understand the important of this particular market and the trends emerging within it.
In this interview with Dr. Abhijit Bopardikar, Director of ReeLabs, he explains the rise of cord blood banking within India and discusses the importance of pairing stem cell therapy and research applications with stem cell storage services.
CryoHoldco is a stem cell bank holding company that is the market leader in Latin America and one of the top 10 largest cord blood banks in the world. CryoHoldco is now seven times larger than any other stem cell bank in Latin America and has over 275,000 stem cell units in storage.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including but not limited to osteoblasts, chondrocytes, myocytes, and adipocytes. In addition to secreting factors that can stimulate tissue repair, MSCs can substantially alter their microenvironment, exerting effects that are both anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic. MSCs are advantageous over other stem cells types for a variety of reasons, including that they are immuno-privileged, making them an advantageous cell type for allogenic transplantation. [Read more…]