What are the sources of the stem cells used at Stem Cell Institute in Panama?

Lately, especially on our Facebook Page many people are asking us, “What is the source of the stem cells?” At the Stem Cell Institute, we use two types of stem cells. Primarily, we use allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells harvested from human umbilical cord tissue. In addition to allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells, our spinal cord injury…

Medistem Panama Awarded ISO 9001 International Global Certification

Awarded this: CERTIFICATION for the Quality Management System of: MEDISTEM PANAMA Offices included in the scope: Ciudad del Saber, Edificio # 221, piso # 2, Clayton, Ancón Panama City, Republic of Panama The scope includes the following activities: Isolation of stem cells from adipose tissue(ADSC) and mononuclear cells from bone marrow. Expansion and harvest of…

VIDEO – The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (Part 4)

In part 4, Prof. Caplan talks about isolating mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow using specialized; calf serum choosing different assays to prove multipotency – osteogenesis, chondrogenesis, adipogenesis; point of care with autologous bone marrow in orthopedic surgery; tissue engineering bone with lineage restricted MSCs; banking bone discarded bone marrow from orthopedic surgeries for future…

Stem cell treatments for spinal cord injury: Daniel Campbell

After stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama, C-6 incomplete spinal cord injury patient, Daniel Campbell describes how his condition has improved since his first treatment. Daniel is in Panama for his second treatment during this recording “…The trajectory of my recovery drastically took an upward turn. I got grip back, got…

Scientists look to stem cells to mend broken hearts

Cardiac medicine has traditionally been associated with innovative procedures that sometimes where considered heretical to the present day dogma. For example, the first heart transplant, the use of the balloon catheter, the introduction of thrombolytics, all met substantial resistance from the “establishment” in their time. It appears that the next revolution in cardiac medicine is…

Limb Transplants Facilitated by Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Kuo et al. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb;127(2):569-79. Composite tissue allografts are usually transplants of anatomical structures that contain multiple types of tissues. We have seen numerous high-profile examples of human composite tissue allografts such as whole hands, faces, and arms. While advancement of surgical techniques have made such transplants a reality, immunologically-mediated rejection remains…

New Cell That Keeps Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow

Chow et al. J Exp Med. When a bone marrow transplant is performed, the bone marrow cells of the donor are injected intravenously into the recipient and somehow find their way back into the bone marrow of the recipient. The mechanism known to be responsible for this has always been cited as being SDF-1 (also…