Cord tissue, another source of stem cells.
The future of cord tissue stem cell based therapy in accordance with current scientific opinion is promising. Smart Cells firmly believes that storing umbilical cord tissue as well as the cord blood is the most efficient way to store your child’s stem cells. Storing your child’s cord blood and cord tissue stem cells opens the range of opportunity to treat disease in the future.
When can they be collected?
When can cord tissue stem cells benefit your baby’s life?
Cord tissue has been shown by researchers to be rich in mesenchymal precursor cells that have the ability, under the right conditions, to differentiate into different cell types such as bone, cartilage, nerve, adipose, cardiac, smooth muscle, hepatic and skin cells and are therefore extremely promising in regenerative medicine. They have also been shown to be capable of producing certain proteins that can help to repair of damaged tissues and can reduce inflammation.
Current research is underway evaluating cord tissue stem cells for the treatment of diseases including:
The effect of time and temperature during transportation of umbilical cord tissue on viability, functionality and differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells following cryopreservation and thawing. A. Smith, A. Sanchez, M. Fabra, N. Aparicio, E. Ainse, K. Hussain, F. Delgado-Rosas. Bone Marrow Transplantation, Volume 51, Issue S1 (2016), p S129-130 Follow the link to see more information:
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