FAQ

  • What is regenerative medicine?

    Regenerative medicine refers to innovative medical technologies that enable the body to repair, replace, restore and regenerate damaged or diseased cells, tissues or organs.

    This works to extend healthy life spans and improve the quality of life by supporting and activating the body's natural healing. It is one of the most important and promising new areas of the life sciences and has the potential to radically transform our understanding and treatment of disease.

    Regenerative medicine involves bringing together stem cell physiology, knowledge of cell growth and death, stimulation of cell replacement and the factors that regulate these and the knowledge of the supporting structures between cells.

  • What is cell therapy?

    Cell therapy is the use of stem cells and other regenerative cells to repair, restore, and regenerate, damaged or diseased cells, tissues, or organs. Stem cell-based therapies in the form of bone marrow transplants have been used for over 40 years for the treatment of leukaemia. Similarly, epithelial stem cell-based treatments have been widely used for many years for burns and corneal disorders.

    The scope of potential cell-based therapies has expanded in recent years due to major steps forward in cell research and an increased understanding of the clinical applications of adult stem cells.

  • What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells?

    Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells that are readily found in the body, capable to transform into many different cell types i.e. bone, muscle, cartilage, nerves, major organs etc. MSCs have the capacity to secrete various compounds that can stimulate other cells to regenerate and repair. They possess inherent healing properties that enable them to home sites of inflammations and direct other cells within the immune systems to assist in the body's natural healing.

  • How much blood should be collected?

    About 100 ml of blood is drawn. The blood extraction will take less than 15 minutes.

  • What happens if the number of stem cells collected is insufficient / less than the meaningful volume?

    Our laboratory specializes in expansion of stem cells and the cells will be proliferated to the required number.

  • Where are the stem cells stored?

    The peripheral blood collected will be sent to our lab in Putrajaya. In the lab, our lab technician will carefully isolate, culture and expand the stem cells. The quality of the harvested stem cells will be tested and stored in the cryopreservation tank in the lab at -190°C.

  • How long can I bank my stem cells?

    Scientifically, cryogenic preservation could last indefinitely. You could store your stem cells as long as you wish. The package comes with 3-years free storage. You can renew the storage yearly (RM1,000 per year) or every 3-years at RM2,500. In the event that you have decided not to store the stem cells, they will be returned to you or clinically disposed.

  • How do I know my stem cells are properly stored?

    Our lab will perform annual check on the stem cells to ensure their quality. You will receive yearly updates on the quality of the banked cells.

  • What is Autologous?

    Autologous means obtained from the same individual. We use the regenerative cells from the individual's peripheral blood and adipose (fat) tissues.