VIDEO – The Wild West of Stem Cells in the United States – Roberta Shapiro, DO, FAAPM&R

Dr. Roberta Shapiro, Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University Medical Center discusses the “Wild West of Stem Cells in the United States. She touches upon topics that include: promises of “miracle” cures for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, unwarranted warnings of danger, FDA oversight, types of stem cell treatments and [...]

Neil Riordan PhD on stem cell expansion in stem cell therapy

Stem Cell Pioneers featured Dr. Riordan in its February installment of "Ask the Doctor", a monthly segment that features stem cell scientists and doctors answering questions from readers about stem cell therapy. Over the next several days, we will share these questions and Dr. Riordan's answers with our readers. Question: Are there some conditions such [...]

Autologous Cell Therapies Do Not Represent a Public Health Risk and Should Not Be Regulated Like Drugs

SevOne Founder and Stem Cell Institute patient, Michael Phelan discusses what’s financially at stake for scientists, universities, drug companies, and the FDA who oppose autologous stem cell therapy and lobby for patients' own stem cells to be regulated as drugs. VIEW FULL ARTICLE Forbes interview with Michael Phelan from Feb 2013: One Man's Reluctant Tour [...]

Sam Harrell demonstrates his progress after receiving umbilical cord stem cells + fat stem cells for multiple sclerosis

Texas high school Hall of Fame football coach Sam Harrell talks about his progress after undergoing several stem cell treatments for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. Sam is speaking from the clinic in Panama while undergoing his fourth 5-day course of combination human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem [...]

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 6)

In part 6, Prof. Caplan discusses Trophic properties of mesenchymal stem cells; MSCs for heart disease; MSCs homing to heart injury site and also to skin incision site; MSCs limit left ventricular thinning following infarction; Trophic properties of MSCs: anti-apoptotic, anti-fibrotic, anti-scarring, angiogenic, mitotic; phase 1 data for allogeneic MSCs show fewer arrhythmias, prompt heart [...]

The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (VIDEO Part 3)

In part 3, Professor Caplan discusses the science behind mesenchymal stem cells: sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), because all MSCs are pericytes one can find them in any tissue that has blood vessels, pericytes express markers of MSCs, frequency of pericytes in human tissue, most abundant source of pericytes is adipose (fat) tissue, adipose-derived [...]

Stem cell therapy for knees, osteoarthritis and autoimmune disorders: King Goff

King Goff received three applications of his own adipose tissue-derived stem cells over the course of 3 days for a knee injury and autoimmune issues at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama. In this video, Mr. Goff discusses conventional treatments he received before stem cells, pre-treatment symptoms, post-treatment improvements, the doctors and staff, and the [...]

Stem Cell Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis – Arminda Bourin

Arminda Bourin has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since 2003. She underwent adult stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in February 2012 because her swollen, painful ankles made it very difficult for her to walk. This interview takes place approximately one year after treatment. Before coming to Panama, Ms. Bourin tried everything from anti-inflammatory [...]