WHAT ARE STEM CELLS
Stem cells are cells not yet specialized, capable of transforming themselves into different types of cells, each with specific functions.
Thanks to their regenerative properties, stem cells are the new frontier of the REGENERATIVE MEDICINE field.
STEM CELLS: THE AVANT-GARDE OF MEDICINE
Thanks to ongoing research, Stem Cells can also be used to repair damaged organs and tissues.
The unique process of cell self-renewal and specialization is what constitutes the construction and maintenance of our body. Some types of Stem Cells play a fundamental role in the regeneration of damaged or aged tissues by the natural passage of time. They have the ability to reproduce and support the regeneration of various human tissues.
STEM CELLS ARE NOT ALL IDENTICAL AND ARE DISTINGUISHED IN TWO TYPES
EMBRYO STEM CELLS
are found only in the embryo in the early stages of development and are able to differentiate into all cell types of the body.
ADULT STEM CELLS
Adult stem cells, on the other hand, are present in some of our organs and tissues and are able to differentiate into different types of cells or into a single type of cell, depending on the their characteristics.
TODAY, RESEARCH BRINGS GREAT RESULTS EVERY DAY
Thanks to stem cells, modern medicine already offers new life expectancies , but research does not stop and continues to advance bringing great results day after day.
About 20 years ago, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was reserved only for patients with acute leukemia, while now it is possible to treat more than 80 haematological , metabolic and immune diseases.
Pathologies for which studies are underway that use hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells are in fact abundant.
They range from neurological diseases such as autism and spinal injuries, to autoimmune ones , such as Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
There are also cardiovascular, orthopedic and hereditary diseases. p >
TODAY, RESEARCH BRINGS GREAT RESULTS
Swiss Stem Cells Biotech is the only Swiss public-private Biobank certified and specialized in the field of cell preservation. Today, more than 25,000 stem cell samples from families are stored in our SSCB Bank which is able to store a wide range of biological materials:
- Cells stem cells from cord blood
- Stem cells from adipose tissue
- Plasma and serum
- Stem cells from cord tissue
- Peripheral blood li >
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STORE YOUR CHILD'S CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS?
Preserving them means protecting not only the future of your child but also the whole family.
Cord blood stem cells, or haematopoietics, have enormous potential. In some cases they offer a possibility of cure, if not the only possibility, to patients suffering from serious diseases, in particular with regard to blood disorders and much more.
Umbilical cord blood contains enough cells to make bone marrow rebuild possible. Furthermore, it can also be frozen and transplanted at a later stage without losing its capabilities. It can be used to have a potential cure for up to 84 diseases currently known.
CORD BLOOD COLLECTION IS A SIMPLE AND SAFE PROCEDURE THAT IS ABSOLUTELY PAINLESS FOR MOTHER AND CHILD
More and more families are looking to the future and are choosing to store their baby's umbilical cord stem cells.
Cord stem cells are already used to treat numerous diseases, especially blood disorders but not only that, as an alternative to bone marrow transplantation.
IS IT IMPORTANT TO STORE THE CORD TISSUE?
Regenerative medicine is only at the beginning of its journey, but it has already yielded great results and the expectations for the future are enormous.
Mesenchymal stem cells from cord tissue are responsible for organ repair or tissues damaged by disease. Thanks to their great differentiation capacity, these cells are particularly promising in the field of regenerative medicine. Ongoing studies are testing these cells for osteocartilaginous lesions, craniofacial trauma, congenital diseases and tumors.
These cells are also particularly interesting as a possible tool for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as type diabetes mellitus TYPE1, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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