Being in the medical profession, you are keenly aware of the impact stem cells are making in the field of medicine. Stem cell therapies continue to show incredible promise for the future of pain reduction, healing, and wholeness.
When choosing a laboratory to process your patients’ valuable stem cells and tissue, it is absolutely essential to find one you trust – one that adheres to the strictest guidelines of safety and integrity, and one that handles stem cells in the safest and most ethical manner possible.
Stem Cell Laboratory Best Practices
When choosing a lab, be sure it encompasses the following characteristics:
FDA-Registered and -Monitored
When searching for a facility to use when processing your patients’ stem cells and tissue, you should search for an FDA-registered and -monitored laboratory that processes stem cells in a compliant and controlled environment. This means that the lab adheres to all FDA regulations on stem cell preparation and storage.
The lab should never be willing to alter tissue or use enzymes; instead, they should only concentrate existing cells. When treating your patients with stem cell therapy, the laboratory you choose should be closely regulating and standardizing the harvesting, processing, and storage of the stem cells – leaving no room for error.
Processing and storage operations should strictly adhere to FDA regulations, the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, Current Good Tissue Practice (cGTP), and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), which are enforced by the FDA. These include many quality-management protocols for sterility, cell viability, and methodologies to ensure protection from the transmission of communicable diseases.
It is important to choose a facility which offers the latest technology in processing adult autologous tissue and cells in a controlled, compliant environment. The facility should process the stem cells in an expeditious manner, usually in no more than 24 hours. The lab should also have top-of-the-line bio-storage cryogenic freezers that allow for future retrieval of the stem cells and tissue.
Detailed Reports and Analysis
An important question to ask when choosing a stem cell lab is whether they provide detailed reports about the stem cells they are processing. Once processing of cells is complete, the lab you choose should quickly provide details to your practice about gross cell counts, nucleated cells, SVF (stromal vascular fraction) counts, and other metrics on a per-mL basis.
Excellence in a Stem Cell Lab
There are certain processes that some labs go through that uniquely set them apart from other labs. For example, the process we use at Systemic Laboratories enables the extraction of SVF cells from either adipose cells (fatty tissue) or bone marrow.
In fact, our unique processes and superior techniques yield a critical mass of SVF that far exceeds most other processes and techniques. Most importantly, our process does not use enzymes, does not multiply or expand cells, and does not manipulate tissue.
Your patients are trusting you with their precious stem cells, so it is crucial to find a laboratory that you can put your complete trust in.
Stem Cell Laboratory in New York
If you’re a doctor who is searching for a facility to process your patients’ stem cells and tissue, look no further than Systemic Laboratories in Great Neck, New York. Our processes are compliant, our reporting is transparent, and the economics are affordable.
If you would like to learn more about how Systemic Laboratories can help your medical practice or clinic, please call us today at (718) 268-6060 to schedule a complimentary consultation, or fill out our quick information request form here so we can get started. We look forward to partnering with you in providing first-class service and quality results for your patients.