Are you licensed by the state?

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  • On February 9, 2016
Colorado has no tissue bank licensure. However, recently New York state asserted that we needed a New York tissue banking license to treat NY patients. While we disagreed with the general assertion that NY can regulate medical activities in Colorado, we did apply for such a license and did receive a license, which can be […]
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What triggers the cessation of cell growth during regeneration? Has regeneration ever surpassed expected optimal growth?

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  • On February 9, 2016
Mesenchymal stem cells will stop proliferating when they physically contact each other (otherwise known in cell culture lingo as “confluence”). Culturing these cells, it becomes obvious that once they reach that point, they refuse to continue to grow (proliferate). This is because they are repair cells and when an area in need of repair is […]
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Can an adult stem cell re-implant cause cancer?

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  • On February 9, 2016
The basic science on adult stem cells shows that if the cells are kept in culture for short periods, that there is no risk of the cells becoming cancerous. We have published the world’s largest (to date) safety and complications tracking study of adult stem cell use in patients. This study did not show any […]
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How will my stem cells know when to stop growing?

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  • On February 9, 2016
Unlike embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells do not generally keep growing, even in culture. For example, most patients whose stem cells we grow to bigger numbers in the lab will lose their ability for continued cell growth after just a few weeks. In addition, the same body signals that would tell these cells to […]
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