The Future of Regenerative Medicine
Today, hundreds of adult stem cell therapeutic clinical trials are in progress in the United States alone. In a few short years, there could be several new FDA approved treatments! Some conditions stem cells may be used to treat in the future include:
- Heart Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Macular Degeneration
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Other chronic diseases…
Even new organ tissues have been regenerated and transplanted using stem cell technologies. Imagine the possibility of one day not having to wait for a donor!
Why should I bank my stem cells today?
By banking your adult stem cells now, you are ensuring that a healthy supply will be available to you should you need them for treatment at a later time. Stem cells that you bank will be younger and a perfect genetic match, virtually eliminating the risk of treatment rejection.
Recent studies have revealed that regenerative treatments and therapies using stem cells will be more cost effective and less invasive than traditional treatments. Some treatments may eventually reduce or even eliminate the need for surgery!
- Your stem cells may one day be used for treatments and diagnostics such as wound healing, cosmetic applications, cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
- Stem cells and skin cells are currently being used for burn treatments8 and wound healing.9
- Scientists are aggressively researching and developing adult stem cell therapies. In fact, there are over 1,100 clinical studies underway involving stem cell therapy in the U.S., Europe and Japan.2, 12
- Already scientists have used human stem cells to regenerate lung3, cornea4, trachea5 and urethra cells.6
- In fact, tissues generated from adult stem cells have already resulted in life-saving transplants.3, 4, 5
- Stem cells collected at a younger age increase the probability of success in the process of growing and banking cells for later use.7, 10
- By banking your cells now, they will be ready if you should need regenerative treatment in the future, saving valuable time.
You and your doctor choose the service that's right for you:
CelBank™ – Blood and Skin Tissue
Through a simple office visit, 60ml of blood is drawn from the arm (about 2 fluid ounces) and a 4 millimeter biopsy of healthy skin is taken from the underarm or upper leg.
CelBank-B™ – Bone Marrow
Approximately 40ml of bone marrow is extracted from the hip or knee (about 1.35 fluid ounces) during a previously scheduled surgical procedure. 20ml of blood is also drawn for testing purposes.
CelBank-Ad™ – Adipose (Fat)
Approximately 50-200ml of fat is extracted from the abdomen or buttocks (about 1.7 to 6.8 ounces) through a previously scheduled liposuction or surgical procedure. 20 ml of blood is also drawn for testing purposes.
Getting started is easy. Just call 1-888-618-6398 to receive more information on how to get started. We will provide you with an information package outlining your service and payment options.
- National Institutes of Health, Resource for Stem Cell Research; http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/2006report/2006Chapter10.htm
- ClinicalTrials.gov. July 20, 2011 keyword search “stem cells therapy”
- N Engl J Med 2011; 364: 1795–1806, May 12, 2011
- N Engl J Med 2010; 363: 147–155, July 8, 2010
- The Lancet, Volume 372, Issue 9655, Pages 2023–2030, 13 December 2008
- The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9772, Pages 1175–1182, April 2, 2011
- Human Cell 2009; 22: 38–42
- Burns. 2007 Sep; 33(6): 791–2. Epub 2007 Feb 15
- Laryngoscope. 2011 Apr; 121(4): 785–92. doi: 10.1002/lary.21417. Epub 2011 Feb 1
- There can be no guarantee of success regardless of the age at which skin cells are collected and ?that there can be no guaranty regarding success of collection, transportation, testing, processing, cryopreservation, storage process or use of skin cells.
- There is no guarantee that FDA will approve any treatments.
- Next Healthcare does not perform any medical service or give any medical advice.
- Service is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid and we expect that it will not be covered by private insurance.
- Speak with your doctor about risks with the biopsy process.