MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS

MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a type of adult stem cell found in different tissues of the body, including bone marrow, adipose tissue (fat), and umbilical cord tissue. They are multipotent, meaning they have the ability to differentiate into multiple cell types, such as bone cells, cartilage cells, and fat cells. MSCs play a crucial role in tissue repair and regeneration.

These cells have attracted significant attention in the field of regenerative medicine due to their unique properties. MSCs can be easily isolated and expanded in the laboratory, making them a valuable resource for potential therapeutic applications. They possess several key characteristics that make them desirable for medical research and treatment:

  1. Regenerative potential: MSCs have the ability to migrate to sites of injury or damage within the body. Once there, they can differentiate into specific cell types required for tissue repair and regeneration. For example, in bone injuries, they can differentiate into osteoblasts, which are responsible for bone formation.

  2. Immunomodulatory effects: MSCs possess immunomodulatory properties, which means they can interact with and modulate the immune system. They can suppress certain immune responses, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue healing.

  3. Secretion of bioactive molecules: MSCs secrete various factors, such as cytokines and growth factors, that have important signaling functions. These molecules can promote cell growth, angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels), and tissue regeneration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stem cells are a unique type of cells that have the remarkable ability to develop into different cell types in the body. They are characterized by two key properties: self-renewal and differentiation.

Yes, we have not had any patients report harmful effects from treatment or a worsening of their condition. Common short-term side effects immediately following the cell transplant have been fatigue, headache, and nausea. These effects normally subside between 1-2 hours.

Cord-tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells do not have any risk of rejection within the body. They are youthful, immune-privileged, undifferentiated cells that have no rejection in the body because they have yet to be “claimed”. There are no blood products associated with them either, removing the need for a donor match, they are universally accepted. 

At Medicode Clinic, we highly recommend the use of Umbilical Cord Wharton Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cell (UcWJ-MSC). For detailed consultation, kindly refer to our doctors.

Umbilical cord tissue is a rich source of various cell types, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs derived from cord tissue have similar characteristics to MSCs from other sources, such as bone marrow or adipose tissue. They have the ability to differentiate into multiple cell types, possess immunomodulatory properties, and secrete beneficial factors.

Cord tissue is rich in mesenchymal stem cells which can be used to help heal, regenerate & treat a variety of conditions. MSCs have shown the ability to avoid a negative response from a person’s immune system, allowing the cells to be transplanted in a wide range of people without fear of rejection. These transplants vastly increase the body’s natural healing abilities and have a strong anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive response.

Yes, we do provide fresh, live stem cells other than cryo-stem cells (frozen).

We have partnered up with various stem cell laboratory to provide multiple options for our esteemed clients.

We currently offer the latest in Umbilical Cord Tissue-Derived, Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy, which can be deployed systemically via IV, or injected locally to target specific sites, depending on patient needs.

The healing effects usually last upto a year, depending on individuals. Patients who adhere to an active lifestyle, anti-inflammatory diet, and restrict the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine can be seen sustained results for 2+ years, depending on condition.

We advise patients that stem cell therapy normally produces measurable results within 3-6 months following treatment, some within first few weeks. This would be indicated by a marked reduction in levels of inflammation. Every patient is unique and will respond to treatment differently.

A course of Stem Cells therapy will cost around RM 28,000 to RM 120,000 depending on the amount of stem cell count cultured, type of stem cells used and case complexity.