What is Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is a form of tissue engineering and molecular biology which deal with “the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. When injured or invaded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. Harnessing and enhancing the body’s own regenerative power is a medical practice at the frontier of present-day advancements whose properties can seem miraculous who those who benefit from them. The miracle, however, is the result of scientific exploration that has begun to unlock and utilize the body’s extraordinary ability to heal and restore itself.

There are currently two different ways that people are getting regenerative treatments in the United States. One is autologous which means it comes directly from the patient being treated, and the other is allogeneic meaning the product is donated from a donor of the same species. Products derived from perinatal tissue is where our current focus is.

These products are obtained from healthy, carefully screened mothers at the time of scheduled cesarean section. The consent is obtained at approximately the eight month of pregnancy at the criteria for donation is established by the Food and drug Administration, the Center for Disease Control and the American Association of Tissue Banks. The criteria included a thorough medical and social screening and a complete panel of serological testing to ensure the patient is free from transmissible diseases. At the time of birth, a trained technician will be present and will collect the amniotic fluid, placenta and umbilical cord which are then sent to the processing facility where they will be cultured processed and retested prior to release for clinical use.

Our Standards

The labs we partner with use isolated and expanded autologous or allogenic stem cells under the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) standards.

Cell production is currently being expanded from the Wharton’s Jelly derived from umbilical cord of authorized and certified donors. These are certified Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC’s) produced with rigorous laboratory standards for processing and manipulation of stem cells; we guarantee the rights of the donor, the quality of the sample and the adherence of good practices for cellular manufacturing practices.

These ISCT standards apply both to research and to application in related exception cases such as:

"Hospital exception" clause authorizes hospitals and doctors the use of these cellular therapies with no previous commercialization but with good therapeutic evidence under the exclusive doctor’s responsibility.

"Compassionate use" in which the patient with a disease that could put his life in danger, chronic or weakening, and it is not able to be controlled by authorized drugs could be able to access a therapeutic resource under research, outside of the clinical trial.

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