Sources of Adult Stem Cells2018-03-14T21:18:25+00:00

Sources of Adult Stem Cells

Human Umbilical Cord Tissue

Unlike bone marrow and cord blood, human umbilical cord tissue (HUCT) is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Umbilical cord tissue-derived MSCs are best suited for tissue regeneration due to the tissue repairing function of the MSCs, which are also well-suited to immune system modulation and reducing inflammation.

HUCT-MSCs are the safest, most efficacious, and preferred type of adult stem cell for use in therapy.

Unlike with umbilical cord blood, MSCs derived from umbilical cord tissue do not require Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing to match the recipient and donor.

Bone Marrow

Bone marrow is a good source of CD34+ stem cells, but a poor source of MSCs. Bone marrow-derived stem cells provide support for tissue regeneration via revascularization properties and the ability of these cells to support MSCs in the body.

Cord Blood

Like bone marrow, cord blood is a source of CD34+ stem cells, but a poor source of MSCs.  The CD34+ stem cells from cord blood provide support for tissue regeneration via revascularization properties and the ability to support MSCs in the body.

Most protocols using cord blood require Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing to match the recipient and donor.

Adipose (Fat) Tissue

Adipose tissue is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and T-regulatory cells which modulate the immune system. Adipose-derived MSCs can be used for treating systemic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. These cells also play a role in regenerating injured tissue.