Now that we understand how our body uses mesenchymal stem cells to repair and replace bone, cartilage, connective tissue and muscle cells, the next question is how do we help them get to the areas where they are needed? Simply put, we physically move as many of them to the treatment area as possible. And there are a few different ways to do this. Some more effective than others.
The first step in stem cell therapy for back pain at Pangenics Regenerative Center is much different than most other stem cell therapy centers. While most centers today opt for either harvesting mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, which yields less than 10,000 viable cells per 2 ounces of bone marrow, or purchasing frozen umbilical cord cells that can lead to possible genetic and epigenetic changes, and low cell survival rates. Pangenics stem cell physicians harvest millions of live viable mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue, (body fat).
Our extensive research and the hundreds of physicians that participate with us in national IRBs, (Institutional Review Boards) have repeatedly verified that harvesting mesenchymal stem cells from the patient’s own adipose tissue, (body fat) allows for the collection of 10s of millions of live viable mesenchymal stem cells.
Our particular process is a 38 step process that allows us to harvest up to 50 million live, viable mesenchymal stem cells. Millions more than can be harvested from bone marrow, and that have a much higher survival rate because they are transferred from one area of the body to the area of therapy in the same procedure and not frozen and thawed.
We begin by collecting a small amount of body fat using a closed sterile, FDA approved fat collection system called Adivive®. This allows us to harvest what we refer to as SVF or Stromal Vascular Fraction.