More than 8 million Dental & Lipo procedures are performed each year, generating tissue containing powerful, medically regenerative stem cells that are routinely discarded as medical waste.
The teeth and tissue surgical patients discard may be the link to improving their quality of life, or perhaps even saving their life. In much the same way as bone marrow has provided future hope and real treatments for life threatening conditions, dental stem cells and fatty tissue from adults can be utilized for a similar result.
Teeth and Adipose tissue are a rich source of stem cells, specifically referred to as Mesenchymal stem cells, which can become a variety of other cell types, including:
- Myocytes: to repair muscle
- Cardio Myocytes: to repair damaged cardiac tissue
- Neurons: to generate nerve and brain tissue
- Osteocytes: to generate bone
- Chondrocytes: to generate cartilage
Because of their regenerative properties in cartilage, muscle and nerve cells, Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a critical role in the treatment of tissue and bone injury and are being studied in great detail for their healing capability with disease; including extensive phase III clinical trials for the following treatments and procedures:
Dental and Adipose stem cell banking effectively takes what has been discarded as a waste product and enables the patient to put these stem cells into preservation pending their future use in regenerative medicine, anti-aging and disease treatments. The procedure is simple. When the tissue is removed as part of a medical procedure, it is placed into our collection kit and sent directly to the lab for processing.