ANN ARBOR, Mich. (PRWEB) September 13, 2018
Forever Labs (https://foreverlabs.com/), the first company to bank young adult stem cells, so you can live a healthier and longer life, today announced its new offering of adipose, or fat, stem cell banking. This procedure will allow those who already plan to undergo a liposuction procedure to simultaneously collect and freeze their stem cells from the fat tissue waste.
Each year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people opt for fat-based cosmetic procedures for the purpose of improving how they look and feel. However, the fat tissue that is typically disposed of after a liposuction procedure is a rich source of stem cells that have long term benefits for individuals’ health and wellness. With this new offering, surgeons can send the removed fat tissue to Forever Labs to be processed for preservation. Similar to bone marrow stem cells, those adipose stem cells can be cryogenically frozen and safely stored in an FDA-compliant clinical-grade biorepository until needed.
Forever Labs has been advancing the healthcare industry since 2015 with its technology and stem cell research efforts. Founders Steven Clausnitzer and Mark Katakowski, PhD continue to conduct studies that show the positive impact stem cells have on extending health span. Research shows that as one ages, the decline in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) leads to age-related diseases such as stroke, heart disease, and osteoporosis. By preserving healthy MSCs, patients will have access to those younger cells to later rejuvenate their own biology in order to stimulate tissue growth and heal your body when you need it most.
“We’re thrilled to expand our offering to include the preservation of stem cells found in fat tissue. These cells are an incredibly valuable resource in our bodies,” said Mark Katakowski, PhD and Forever Labs Co-Founder. “As our team works to advance the therapeutic potential of our own stem cells, we will continue to increase people’s ability to preserve their youthful biology in order to live healthier, longer.”
“The fat banking procedure will allow the thousands of people who undergo liposuction to take full advantage of their cells that would have otherwise been discarded,” said Steven Clausnitzer, CEO and Forever Labs Co-Founder. “Banking these cells today provides you with an extraordinary investment for your future health.”
“As a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, this is an exciting opportunity to offer liposuction patients an added service to bank their own stem cells for use in the future,” said Dr. Linda Li, a board-certified plastic surgeon. “We understand the benefits of stem cells and their relevance against age-related diseases, and I believe the ability for patients to have access to their own younger stem cells is an exciting opportunity for their future health.”
This new offering comes on the heels of Forever Labs’ $2M fundraise in May 2018, which included investment from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Silicon Badia Ventures, Babel Ventures, Aaron Hirschhorn, founder and CEO of DogVacay, and notable members of the medical community including Dr. Michael Dobryansky, Dr. Timothy Davis, Dr. Michael Schenden, among others.
About Forever Labs
Forever Labs is the first company to bank young adult stem cells, so you can live a healthier and longer life. Research on stem cells suggests that as you age, you lose stem cells and the ones that remain become damaged and less effective. As a longevity company and an educational force in stem cell research, Forever Labs is transforming the healthcare industry by preserving your stem cells for future therapies that combat age-related diseases, as well as aging itself. Forever Labs provides you with access to invest in the benefits of your stem cells now, for future health maintenance and disease management. Forever Labs was founded in 2015 by Mark Katakowski, PhD and Steven Clausnitzer. For more information, please visit http://www.foreverlabs.com.