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Adult stem cells

Adult stem cells can be found in various tissue of a born human being:  for instance in the brain, bone marrow, blood, blood vessels, skeletal muscles, skin, intestinal mucosa, cornea, retina, dental pulp, liver and pancreas. These bodies’ own stem cells are responsible for the regeneration and repair of body cells. Their daughter cells have the capacity to differentiate into various cells in order to repair or replace damaged or deceased body cells in organs or tissue and by doing so support the daily functionality / survival of our body. Regenerative medicine exploits this physiological characteristics of adult stem cells by isolating them from bone marrow and applying them in a high concentration up to damaged areas. 

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Adult autologous stem cells versus Embryonic Stem Cells

At present a number of therapies employing embryonic stem cells are offered worldwide. Taking aside their questionable ethical ambivalence, there are several considerable risks involved that do not apply when employing adult, autologous – the patient’s own - stem cells.

  • Possible formation of teratocarcinoma as well as other unspecific tissue (tumor) 1
  • Cell rejection possible, due to donor tissue
  • Transfer of foreign substances (genes) possible
  • Foreign, unknown donor
  • Artificial multiplication of cells in laboratory with growth hormones and factors to stimulate cell division with use of various chemical substances and nutrient solution
  • Addition of cryo-protection for frozen cells
  • Defrosting process necessary, involving possible cell damage
  • Addition of preservatives necessary

Fresh, adult stem cells

  • A tendency for maligne deterioration of adult stem cells – as was observed with embryonic cells - was not observed when adult stem cells were applied 2
  • No cell rejection possible, as the bodies own cells are applied
  • No genetic transfer
  • Donor and receiver are the same
  • No artificial cultivation and cell multiplication, no artificial cell division etc.  
  • No cryoprotection and defrosting necessary, as cells are applied fresh

 1. Sylvester, Longakker, 2004, Donovan, Gearhart, 2001

 2. Stiller et al, 1992, Fruehauf, Ho, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Therapy Spectrum 

 

ACS - Autologous Conditioned Serum

 

ACP - Autologous Conditioned Plasma

 

ACBM - Autologous Concentrated Bone Marrow

 

Hyaluronic Acid

 

Alternative Therapies 

 

Homeopathy 

 

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