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.
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%.
What do we know of the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapeutics? Over 50 years have passed since the discovery of hematopoietic stem cells (bone marrow transplantation to cure diseases such as leukemia), over 20 years since the discovery of human embryonic stem cells (hESC), and 15 years since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). There are now thousands of stem cell trials underway in clinics worldwide.
Despite this experience, what do we actually know about the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapeutics? [Read more…]
Dental stem cells are stem cells present within the teeth or other oral structures. They are commonly sourced from the dental pulp, the soft area within the center of the tooth. These stem cells have many uses related to tooth regeneration and repair. They also have the potential to be used across of range of regenerative medicine applications, addressing ailments from bone injuries to heart disease and arthritis. [Read more…]