Choosing Stem Cells to Regenerate the Body
Stem cells are the building blocks of our body, and are widely considered as one of the most important cell types we have. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) carry massive potential in regenerative therapies. They are capable of renewing themselves and differentiating into almost all cell types of the body. MSCs are therefore a sensible source for a variety of regenerative therapies. There are many ways to isolate MSCs from the human body. One way to isolate them is from the umbilical cord or the umbilical cord's blood. However, this approach is not easily accessible.
A far more elegant and easier way to harvest MSCs is from fat (adipose) tissue or the Bone Marrow, i.e. Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC). Both fat tissue and bone marrow are widely used sources of MSCs. Obtaining stem cells from either tissue is considered a safe practice. The most important advantage is that they make autologous (personalized) therapies safe and easily available to patients.
Which stem cells are best suited for medical use and which ones are most effective for treating patients depends on many aspects. It mainly depends on patient's specific health condition, the processing of the tissue (for harvesting stem cells), and the way in which they are administered. Recent studies have shown that MSCs obtained from fat tissue, in some applications, offer biological advantages in immunomodulatory effects and proliferative capacities, while MSCs from BMC are more suitable in other areas.
The latest advancement in Stem Cell-based treatments is the ANOVA Stem Cell Secretome | Exosome Therapy. In contrast to earlier indications of how stem cells work, recent research has shown that the regenerative effects of stem cells are based on soluble factors (exosomes, proteins and cytokines), that the stem cells transmit to other cells. These factors together make up the secretome, as they are released by cellular secretion. The secretome has been shown to stimulate repair and rejuvenation of damaged organs and tissues in many ways. It was shown to activate the organs' own - resident - stem cells to replace damaged cells, modulate the immune system, and improve the supply of oxygen and nutrients to tissues by inducing the growth of new blood vessels - to name a few examples. ANOVA uses MSCs as a "factory" to produce these factors in high concentrations and for your individual treatment plan.
At ANOVA Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a German Stem Cell Clinic in the heart of Europe, we have specialists who carefully evaluate each patient in order to deliver the best possible individual treatment program. Our mission is to stay at the forefront of regenerative medicine and apply our knowledge to achieve the best possible results for you.