What Is Cord Tissue?
Cord tissue refers to the actual umbilical cord and all the cells contained within. Scientists have found that your baby’s umbilical cord is an exceptional source of valuable stem cells. These stem cells are vastly different from cord blood stem cells, but equally important.
What are Cord Tissue Stem Cells?
Cord tissue stem cells, also known as Mesenchymal Stem Cells or MSCs, are found in the Wharton’s Jelly and perivascular regions of the umbilical cord. These stem cells are showing great potential in the fields of regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and gene therapy. They can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including bone, cartilage, muscle, nerve and others.
Scientists have developed proven methods for the expansion of cord tissue stem cells, allowing a potentially unlimited supply of this powerful resource.
How are MSCs Used?
Cord tissue stem cells represent the most advanced, cutting-edge discoveries in regenerative medicine today. With over 300 MSC clinical trials and numerous research studies in process, scientists predict an explosion of new therapies being universally adopted, including standard, routine treatments for autism, type 1 diabetes, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, heart failure, liver damage and many more. The use of cord tissue stem cells has the enormous potential to make regenerative medicine a life-saving reality.