Adipocytes have successfully been used to repair damage to the
heart muscle caused by severe heart attack.
There is also preliminary data to indicate they can be used to
treat cardiovascular disease, spine and orthopedic conditions,
congestive heart failure, Crohn’s disease, and to be used in plastic
Chondrocytes and Osteoblasts
Chondrocytes and Osteoblasts have successfully been used to grow bone
and cartilage suitable for transplant. They have also been used to grow
intact teeth in animals.
Mesenchymal stem cells have
successfully been used to repair spinal cord injury and to restore
movement in paralyzed human patients. Since they can form neuronal
clusters, mesenchymal stem cells also have the potential to treat
neuronal degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
diseases, cerebral palsy, as well as a host of other disorders.
Mesenchymal stem cells have more
therapeutic potential than any other type of adult stem cells.
|Our three step process is simple, effective and non-invasive:
Step 1: Tooth Collection
We extract your child's tooth with utmost care and place it in the
storage container along with frozen gel packs. The kit is then ready
for delivery to our lab.
Step 2: Stem Cell Isolation
In the lab the
current health and viability of these cells is determined.
Step 3: Tooth Cell Storage
Then they are cryopreserved for your future use.
The cells are
in liquid nitrogen vapour at a temperature of less than -150c. This
preserves the cells and maintains their potential potency.
The first 48 hours after the tooth is out of the mouth are critical.
The tooth must be prepared, packaged and shipped and received at
laboratory during this time to maximize a successful isolation.
The most important contribution you can make to the success of this
process is to be prepared in advance for the next time your child's
tooth or your wisdom tooth becomes loose. Potential Clinical Applications of Stem Cell
Medicine continues to move rapidly towards personalised treatment
for a host of diseases, and stem cell therapy is one way to shift the
move into high gear.
Stem cell therapy treats diseases by replacing dysfunctional or
diseased cells with healthy, functioning ones.
In fact stem cell research is the most promising path to curing many
severe diseases and disabling medical conditions that would otherwise
Stem cell therapy has been used successfully over 700 times in the U.S.
over the last 10 years and it has been used many more times in other
countries around the world.
It is believed that stem cell therapy may eventually offer remedies for
such conditions as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, juvenile
diabetes, spinal cord injury, MS, ALS,
and certain forms of cancer and heart disease. Cell therapy is also
being used in experiments to graft new skin cells to treat serious burn
victims, and to grow new corneas for the sight-impaired.
For stem cell therapy to work however, it is imperative that the
source of the stem cells be compatible with the recipient. To avoid the
rejection of transplanted tissues it is best to use the patient's own
cells for these treatments.
This is called an autologous transplant. General cell banking or
transferring cells between close relatives does not have nearly as high
an acceptance rate as the use of personal (autologous) cells.
Storing these cells for yourself and your child is an excellent way to
ensure your and your child's future biological needs can be met. We urge
you to take advantage of this opportunity and store your and your
child's cells today.
are many types of stem cell therapy and it is becoming a common
treatment for some conditions.
Stem cell therapy has been accepted as the effective
treatments for many blood diseases, certain types of cancers and several
other diseases in the U.S.
over the last 10 years and it has been used much more
frequently in other countries around the world. It is believed that stem
cell therapy may eventually
offer remedies for brain diseases such as stroke, Parkinson's
and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, autoimmune diseases, MS,
ALS, osteoarthritis ,
degenerative diseases, and certain forms of cancer and heart
Researchers have found the pulp of some children's primary
teeth and wisdom teeth to contain chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes,
and mesenchymal stem cells.
All of these cell types hold enormous potential for the
therapeutic treatment of new diseases currently not on the list shown
Some of the potential applications of this material would be to
treat; neuronal degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's,
Parkinson's, and ALS
(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrigs Disease); chronic
heart conditions such as congestive heart failure and chronic ischemic
heart disease; periodontal disease
and to grow replacement teeth and bone. One of the most
important potential applications using this material is for the
treatment of paralysis due to spinal cord injury
which has already been done using mesenchymal stem cells from
other sources. The application of stem cell therapy to these diseases is
currently being pursued by
many of the brightest minds at the best institutions around the
world and it is our belief that these treatments are on the horizon.