With the advances which seem to be coming every day, physicians involved in stem cell therapy need reliable support services. For an FDA-registered facility, they can rely on Systemic Laboratories.
What are Stem Cells; Where do They Come From?
Stem cells can alter themselves into other cell types and produce more cells of their same type. They have been called the “raw materials” of the body. In developing mammalian embryos, stem cells specialize to ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm cells while also maintaining the normal turnover of regenerative tissues like blood or skin.
Adult stem cells are sourced from adipose tissue, blood and bone marrow. Because of significant risks (including infection or rejection) as well as substantial ethical issues, Systemic Labs does not deal with embryonic cells. The safest procedure for stem cell therapies lies in autologous harvesting — from the intended patient — which conveys the minimum risk.
Whereas Systemic Laboratories is registered as an umbilical cord processing lab in collaboration with National Stem Cell Centers, we are part of an IND application with the FDA for the processing of autologous, adipose tissue for the treatment of joint pain.
As per regulatory guidance, our process does not use enzymes, does not multiply or expand cells and does not attempt to manipulate tissue.
What is Stem Cell Therapy; How Does it Work?
Transplant surgery has developed into an almost-ordinary medical procedure over the last 100 years. Physicians, however, prefer repair over replacement with the infection or rejection issues that may follow. Regenerative Medicine, as stem cell therapy is formally known, brings us closer to that goal.
After researchers process tissue in a lab, the cells can be injected into the patient by a regenerative physician where they go to work in conjunction with the patient’s natural healing mechanisms.
The various types of cells include umbilical cord cells, adipose and bone marrow derived cells.
Look at the Present, Look to the Future
Partner with a state-of-the-art clinical stem cell laboratory dedicated to assisting physicians in providing their patients with stem cell storage and treatments that harness and enhance the body’s natural healing mechanism. Contact Systemic Laboratories for complete information about our services, FDA registration, compliance or administrative and technical support for your practice’s stem cell therapy.