In SSCB, keeping up the pace of medical research is important and is proven by the wide range of services that go beyond the conservation of umbilical cord stem cells: from genetic analysis, to DNA banking, up to consultations on new clinical trials. Let’s see in detail what we are talking about.
Banking your child’s DNA collected at the moment of birth offers unquestionable advantages. First, it is immediately available and allows, in case of an emergency, to have the material ready in order to analyse the presence of genetic diseases. Additionally, you can use it to test the predisposition of the child or adult to certain yet unknown illnesses. For these genetic practices it is important to work on a very good DNA sample, just like the one that can be collected on a blood sample.
Rejuvenating the skin using the stem cells of our fat is now possible. Our adipose tissue, in fact, is a source of mesenchymal stem cells that have great potential in the field of aesthetic surgery and regenerative medicine. For this reason, in addition to the separation and conservation of umbilical cord stem cells, SSCB now offers an innovative service aimed at medical and aesthetic surgery centres.
Basically, during normal liposuction, the adipose tissue is collected in a transport kit and sent to SSCB laboratories with a dedicated courier within 24 hours from the collection. In the laboratory, then, in conditions of utter sterility, mesenchymal stem cells are isolated and characterized, and these can be: returned to the aesthetic surgery clinic for immediate implantation; partly returned for immediate implantation and partially cryopreserved for future use; or completely cryopreserved and stored at SSCB for future use.
The implantation is performed by the aesthetic surgeon through intradermal injections to stimulate new collagen production and give a general rejuvenation to the treated skin. If you are planning a liposuction treatment, then consider this option: just a small amount of subcutaneous fat is enough.
As for the future, there are no doubts: aesthetic medicine will be a regenerative medicine and will be based on stem cells; the activation of the natural regenerative and repairing mechanisms of the body will replace the use of synthetic products.
Counselling on new clinical trials involving stem cells. This is the new service offered by SSCB in order to that takes care of its customers thanks to the professionalism and experience gained in the field.
Currently, over 4500 clinical trials are ongoing in the world, and joining these groups on which new therapies are being ‘tested’ is not that simple. You have to carefully evaluate the cases and understand, with the group of researchers who are carrying out the study, if it is possible to access them. In one word, expertise is needed, such as that of SSCB.
To request the consultation of SSCB on clinical trials with stem cells that are currently underway or are being launched worldwide, you must contact SSCB’s scientific department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the email, please indicate the pathology for which consultation is required, and a telephone number and an email address.
Facing the choice of conserving umbilical cord stem cells, you may be tempted by many doubts. To shed some light on this matter, SSCB organizes, directly or by supporting other partners, dedicated meetings for parents. The goal is to provide exact and accurate information on umbilical cord conservation, on the different options of autologous private storage and anonymous donation for heterologous use, on cord blood stem cells, their therapeutic use, and on ongoing clinical trials.