Stem Cells are precious because they have the ability to proliferate and develop into different kinds of cells within the human body. These unique processes of SELF- RENEWAL and SPECIALISATION are what builds and maintains our complex organism. Some of these Stem Cells that remain in our body as a ''reserve'', play a key role in REGENERATION in the event of damage and natural ageing of tissues. These important adult Stem Cells, in their best shape, can be found in the Umbilical Cord Blood and Umbilical Cord Tissue. They have the great and highly effective ability to proliferate and support regeneration of different human tissues. Furthermore, Stem Cells from the Umbilical Cord Blood and Cord Tissue have numerous advantages: they are the youngest and extremely effective Stem Cells found in the human body and are relatively unaffected by diseases and genetic mutations that accumulate throughout a lifetime. So far more than 36,000 Cord Blood Stem Cell transplantations have been performed in the World.
Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells are called Haematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs). They are capable of rebuilding our immune and haematopoietic system. They have been used for more than 25 years to treat more than 70 different diseases.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are responsible for the formation of bone, cartilage and other types of connective tissue cells in our bodies. MSCs are involved in regenerative medicine clinical trials, with the ultimate goal of replacing, repairing or supporting regeneration of living functional cells or tissues.