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…]
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.
LifePlus Stem Cells, a provider of innovative stem cell advancements, specialising in regenerative rehabilitation announces their first injection of its umbilical cord-derived allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells. Using a unique and highly regulated manufacturing process, LifePlus Stem Cells is able to provide patients and clinicians with the world’s purest allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells – achieving purity levels of well over 80%.
As you start to learn about stem cells, one of the most common questions to have is, “What types of stem cells exist?” There is not an agreed-upon number of stem cell types, because one can classify stem cells either by differentiation potential (what they can turn into) or by origin (from where they are sourced). This post is dedicated to explaining the five types of stem cells, based on differentiation potential. [Read more…]