Tucson, AZ and San Juan Capistrano, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Liposuction.com, the largest website dedicated to liposuction education, and AdiCyte, the nation’s leading cryobank for adipose [fat] derived tissue and stem cells, have partnered to educate consumers about StemCellLipo™ and the value of banking adipose tissue and stem cells following liposuction.
StemCellLipo is a new add-on procedure that enables liposuction patients to collect and preserve their youngest stem cells for use in the future in regenerative medicine or tissue engineering.
Oddly, fat is the largest source of mesenchymal stem cells [MSC] in the human body. These stem cells can replicate into other types of cells such as bone, nerve, cartilage and muscle.
Doctors have already successfully regenerated knee cartilage in arthritic patients, and engineered new blood vessels and whole organs such as a bladder, using a patient’s own MSCs. Since regenerative medicine with MSCs is the focus of over 100 clinical trials for things like recovery after a heart attack and spinal disc regeneration, banking the cells has been referred to as a type of ‘biological insurance’ in case of future need.
“We think http://www.liposuction.com is the quintessential online resource for patients interested in liposuction and every single one of those patients should make an informed decision about their adipose stem cells. We will now have the opportunity to educate a million consumers each year on the benefit of preserving their unique stem cells following their liposuction procedure," said Scott Edelman, CEO and co-founder of AdiCyte.
AdiCyte’s laboratory, located at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, is under the direction of Dr. David Harris, a world-renowned expert on stem cell cryopreservation and their use in regenerative medicine. Harris started the first stem cell bank in 1992, preserving stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Today, approximately 1,000,000 individuals have their stem cells banked.
“This is an important and valuable advancement that our visitors need to know about when they come to us for information on liposuction,” said Rob Belo, Global Relations Manager at http://www.liposuction.com.
StemCellLipo is exclusively offered by AdiCyte, Inc. AdiCyte is the leader in cryobanking of adipose tissue for use in cosmetic, surgical, reconstructive and regenerative medical treatments. MSCs derived from adipose tissue are ‘pluripotent’ stem cells that can differentiate into other specialized types of cells like bone cells, nerve cells and liver cells. The company’s laboratory and processing facility is FDA registered and located in Tucson, Arizona. More information is available at http://www.adicyte.com.