The use of adult stem cells is one of the most promising areas of developing medical treatment. An adult stem cell (ASC) is a multipotent stem cell in adult humans that is used to replace cells that have died or lost function. It is an undifferentiated cell present in differentiated tissue. Nonsenescent ASC’s can renew themselves and can specialize to yield all cell types present in the tissue from which it originated including hematopoetic (blood), neural, endothelial, muscle, mesenchymal, gastrointestinal, and epidermal cells. Adult stem cells can be harvested from bone marrow, subcutaneous fat or blood. These adult stem cells can then be stored for future use and eventually reintroduced systemically (intravenously) or locally (inside a joint, e.g.) to treat a wide variety of ailments or to simply prevent diseases including aging. Adult stem cells can also be used for cosmetic purposes in topical formulations or as part of simple procedures to the appearance.
Performance Sports and Rejuvenation Medicine and Rand McClain, D.O. are collaborating with the Regenerative Medicine Institute (RMI) and Vincent Giampapa, M.D. as well as American CryoStem (OTCQB:CRYO) and Personal Cell Sciences to advance the research, collection, banking and clinical use of ASC’s both in the United States and internationally.
Through their collaboration operating as RMI, Dr. McClain and Dr. Giampapa are currently the only physicians in the U.S. to offer ASC collection through either adipose tissue or blood (or both). RMI also offers a patented topical personalized cosmetic line, Personal Cell Sciences, containing regenerative and growth factors obtained from autologous mesenchymal ASC’s obtained from one’s own fat.