Spectrum adult stem cell banking
There has been a great deal of scientific interest recently generated by the potential therapeutic applications of adult
stem cells in human care but there are several challenges regarding quality and safety in clinical applications and a
number of these challenges relate to the processing and banking of these cells ex-vivo. As the number of clinical trials
and the variety of adult cells used in regenerative therapy increases, safety remains a primary concern.
This has inspired many nations to formulate guidelines and standards for the quality of stem cell
collection, processing, testing, banking, packaging and distribution. Clinically applicable cryopreservation and banking of
adult stem cells offers unique opportunities to advance the potential uses and widespread implementation of these cells
in clinical applications.
Most current cryopreservation protocols include animal serum proteins and potentially
toxic cryoprotectant additives (CPAs) that prevent direct use of these cells in human therapeutic applications. Long term
cryopreservation of adult stem cells under good manufacturing conditions using animal product free solutions is critical
to the widespread clinical implementation of ex-vivo adult stem cell therapies.
Furthermore, to avoid any potential cryoprotectant related complications, reduced CPA
concentrations and efficient post-thaw washing to remove CPA are also desirable. The Spectrum adult stem cell banking
focuses on the current strategies and important aspects of adult stem cell banking for clinical applications. These
include current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), animal protein free freezing solutions, cryoprotectants, freezing & thawing protocols, viability assays, packaging and distribution. The importance and benefits of banking clinical grade
adult stem cells are discussed further below.
Collecting & Storing Adult Stem Cells
Just as you would plan for your financial future, you can plan for your health future by storing
your stem cells for your own use. Regardless of your age, you can choose to collect your Adult
Stem Cells and store them so that your stem cells will be available for your use if needed in the
Storing your stem cells now assures your own stem cells will be available, if needed, in the
future to treat a chronic or catastrophic illness. There are tremendous clinical and economic
advantages to autologous stem cell transplantation (receiving your own stem cells) as there are
no issues with immune rejection. Engraftment with your own stem cells is faster, safer and much less costly than receiving someone else's stem cells (allogeneic).
Spectrum’s process helps to increase
the number of stem cells in your
peripheral (circulating) blood, which
then allows for the painless and safe
procedure to separate and collect the
stem cells from the peripheral blood.
The remaining cells are immediately
returned to the body. The 1/2 hour
collection process is relatively
painless and is done at Spectrum
cell clinic located at mumbai.
After the stem cells are collected,
approximately 50% of the collection is stored
in an immune reconstitution bag and can be
used should you be diagnosed with a stem cell
treatable cancer, or require an immune system
transplantation. The remaining adult stem cells
are stored in up to 2 separate containers for
potential new regenerative medicine therapies
in the future. The stem cells are safely stored
in a state of the art cryo-preservation tank and
will be available for 20 further years of your life.
At Spectrum cell clinic, we take great pride in the fact that we are the first in India, to provide the general population with an opportunity to have its stem cells collected and stored for future medical
use, should the need arise. Historically, the most commonly used procedure to obtain bone
marrow stem cells was a procedure known as “bone marrow aspiration”. Most of the time,
this procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can involve a significant amount of
pain and discomfort.
Spectrum cell clinic makes it easy and relatively painless. Advances in technology allow us to
increase the number of stem cells in bone marrow.
The collection process usually lasts about ½ hour, during which time you are in a
comfortable, relaxing, lying on the cath lab table. Procedure is performed under local anaesthesia.
After the collection, approximately all stem cells are stored and tracked through a system designed
to return stem cells only to the patient from whom they were collected.
Once your stem cells are safely stored in a state of the art cryo-preservation tank, they will
be available for 20 further years of your life. Studies have shown that stem cells preserve quite well
and only very small amounts of your banked stem cells may lose viability throughout the
course of the long term storage.
Planning for the Future of Your Health
Just as you would plan for your financial future, you can plan for your health future by storing your
stem cells for your own use. Regardless of your age, you can choose to collect your Adult Stem
Cells and store them so that your stem cells will be available for your use if needed in the future.
The time for collection is NOW, when you're healthy and unlikely to have stem cells already
programmed for disease.
Why should I choose stem cell storage if I am healthy?
It is difficult to determine when you will
become ill or be stricken with a serious disease. A healthy person is a better candidate for Adult
Stem Cell collection and storage for the same reasons that healthy people are better candidates for
any medical procedure. They are generally free from chronic diseases, and their stem cells, having
experienced fewer divisions, have a lower likelihood of somatic mutations. As you age, so do your
cells, resulting in a steady decline in your cells' efficacy, efficiency and population. Collecting your
cells TODAY, rather than later, ensures the storage of your “youngest” and “healthiest” possible
Collection of your healthy adult stem cells prior to the disease process is important in order to avoid
infusing cells that may already be damaged. Adults with a family history of cardiac disease,
diabetes, cancer, neurologic diseases or autoimmune disorders should take advantage of this
opportunity to protect themselves now, while they are healthy. Many people diagnosed with a
disease requiring a bone marrow transplant are unable to find a healthy match, and if you are an
ethnic minority, the chances of finding a suitable donor can be as low as 15%.
Storing your stem cells now assures your own stem cells will be available, if needed, in the future to
treat a chronic or catastrophic illness.
There are many clinical and economic advantages to autologous stem cell transplantation (receiving
your own stem cells) as there are no issues with immune rejection. Engraftment with your own
stem cells is faster, safer and much less costly than receiving someone else's stem cells
(allogeneic).Stem cell based therapies, such as bone marrow transplant, have been around for over
40 years as treatment for cancer and anemia. There has been an increase in adult stem cell therapy
clinical trials which are showing great promise in the areas of skin and wound healing, orthopedics,
and in treating diseases including peripheral vascular disease, scleroderma, diabetes, congestive
heart failure, myocardial infarction, and much more. Industry sources estimates that the global
stem cell product market is expected to reach $88 billion by 2014.
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of exciting news regarding the usefulness of adult
stem cells for purposes of regenerative medicine and tissue repair. Advances in therapies for
diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosis, peripheral vascular disease, chronic congestive
heart failure, diabetes, wound healing treatments and many others are showing great promise.
Fortunately, the media has now focused their interests on much of the exciting progress that
scientists and physicians are discovering through usage of an individual's own adult stem cells in
clinical trials and in cellular therapies around the world.
Stem cell therapies using adult stem cells are being investigated in over 2,800 clinical trials by
leading scientists, physicians and academic institutions all over the world.
In fact, the majority of therapies studied using stem cells utilize cells derived from adult stem cells
where the patient receives the optimal benefit of using his or her own cells for treatments
Please feel free to contact us for further details.
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you that your personal details and
medical information remains
with the institute and will not be
disclosed to any other person without
your prior permission.
Also during the treatment process
all the possibilities of the treatment
outcome would be explained to you
and only after your signed informed
consent would the treatment begin.