Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
We specialize in harvesting and storing adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells. These MSCs are properly extracted, isolated and harvested to a desired number to be stored or used for treatment. The source of MSC will be from peripheral blood, dental pulp, adipose fat and /or skin.
The MSCs could be used to empower your body to fight inflammation, form new blood vessels, direct your immune system in aid of healing process and to self-generate.
Our lab does isolation and expansion of MSCs from Wharton's Jelly. A gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord, Wharton's jelly makes up of mucopolysaccharides (hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate). These are consented donor umbilical cords and all the donors are screened and tested. Donor / allogeneic MSCs are commonly used in treatments such as anti-aging, aesthetic and osteoarthritis.
In many cases, stem cell therapy has improved the people's quality of life.
Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC)
PBMC consists of lymphocytes (T cells, B cells, NK cells) and monocytes. Many scientists are conducting research in the fields of immunology (including auto-immune disorders), infectious disease, haematological malignancies, vaccine development, transplant immunology, and high-throughput screening using PBMCs. This could be the future treatment for cancer and other serious infectious diseases.
Cytokines (derived from stem cells)
Cytokines are a loose category of small proteins that are important in cell signaling. Cytokines are produced by a broad range of cells, including immune cells. Cytokine includes chemokines, interferons, interleukins, lymphokines, and tumor necrosis factors. They act through receptors and are important in the immune system. Cytokine modulate the balance between humoral and cell-based immune responses, and they regulate the maturation, growth, and responsiveness of particular cell population. They are different from hormones, which are also important cell signaling molecules, in that hormones circulate in higher concentrations and tend to be made by specific kind of cells.
They are important in health and diseases, specifically in host response to infection, immune responses, inflammation, trauma, sepsis, cancer, and reproduction.