Regenerative Medicine

 

 

Tissue Engineering 

 

 

 



Background

 

Research on adult stem cells has generated a great deal of excitement and has proven to be of real clinical benefit. For example, twenty years ago only one disease could be treated with umbilical cord stem cells but today they have been used in the treatment of more than 70 diseases (primarily hematological diseases). Furthermore, adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from bone marrow have successfully been used in transplants for many years.       

 

 

 

In terms of clinical proof, Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) today are where HSCs were around 10 years ago.

 

The exponential increase in both peer-reviewed publications and clinical trials promises to change the face of clinical medicine, although more evidence through well designed clinical trials is still necessary.

      number of PubMed publications

   [keywords Adipose AND Stem Cell]

 

 

 


            ASCs are  ideal for regenerative-based therapies  
  harvested via safe procedure Plastic surgeons use adipose tissue regularly [Pu 2006]  
  ASCs provide sufficient graft vascularization secretion of angiogenic factors e.g.  VEGF [Gimble 2007]  
  high level of adipogenic differentiation reproducible in vitro assays established [Schaeffler 2007]  
  well developed methods to use ASCs in vivo growing body of evidence [Roche 2007]  

 


 



      Stem Cells

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