OPC Stem Cells

OPC Stem Cells - Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells

Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells come from pluripotent embryonic stem cells and can be used for treating spinal cord injuries.

Beyond spinal cord injury Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells also have potential for use in a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis and stroke.

Pluripotent embryonic stem cells are multipotent stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types.

Young cord blood stem cells can be used from The Placenta, Umbilical Cord, and other young sources. These young cells are more likely than stem cells found in bone marrow or adipose tissue (fat) to have proliferative properties. This means that stem cells found in cord blood have a greater ability to regenerate.

Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells - Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatments

Study comparing Cord Blood cells vs, Bone Marrow cells. "hbmMSC [human bone marrow cells or Autologous Stem Cells] proliferating more slowly than hpMSC [human placenta or cord blood] in every experiment"

"hpMSC [human placenta] had greater long-term growth ability than [bone marrow] hbmMSC"

Depending on budget, condition, age and other factors the best solution can be determined.

Sometimes young cells are placed directly into an organ, other times a simple IV with cells harvested from your own bone marrow will do just fine. We can help you make this decision.

September 7, 2016

Paralyzed man regains use of arms and hands after experimental stem cell therapy at Keck Hospital of USC
Kris Boesen and his father Rodney. Read More > >