Cord Blood Stem Cells
Cord Blood Stem Cells is a minimally manipulated human tissue allograft suspension derived from umbilical cord blood. A proprietary process is utilized to preserve the tissue characteristics and properties.
Stem cells were first identified in cord blood over 40 years ago. Since then cord blood has been used routinely for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cord blood contains a mixed population of cells, including hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and mesenchymal stems cells (MSC). These cells have the capacity to self-renew, release growth factors, and further develop into more specialized cells. These cells have also been associated with contributing to tissue homeostasis, anti-inflammatory responses and antioxidant effects. This collection of cells can work together to provide a synergistic effect to offset the naturally occurring processes that typically derive from age and environmental factors.
Wharton’s Jelly is a minimally manipulated human tissue allograft suspension derived from the Wharton’s Jelly of the umbilical cord. A proprietary process is utilized to preserve the growth and other native components on the Wharton’s Jelly for homologous use.
The umbilical cord, often considered the cord of life, is largely composed of Wharton’s Jelly. This gelatinous, structural tissue consists of structural proteins and components, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, which work together to dampen the physical stresses during development. The tissue is also an abundant source of mesenchymal stem cells that are captured during fetal development and a rich source of developmental cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors.
Amniotic Fluid is a biological acellular product derived from the human amnion. Amniotic fluid is rich in growth factors and cytokines including growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor alpha (TGF alpha), transforming growth factor beta-1, and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1). Importantly, amniotic fluid contains factors related to the innate immune system including a spectrum of antimicrobials effective against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses.