YOUR EXISTING CELLS CULTURED TO CREATE AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY FOR FUTURE USES
What if you knew that you could store your own cells so that one day, if you ever needed them, they could be available to repair such common things as joint pain, heart disease, stroke, respiratory conditions, bladder and pelvic inflammatory conditions, erectile dysfunction, renal failure, deadly untreatable neurologic conditions, fibromyalgia, results from athletic or military trauma including concussions, and perhaps even extend life by slowing the aging process. Trials are starting soon that use a person’s own stem cells to carry cancer killing biologic agents directly into cancer tissue to destroy the tumors.
All this can now be done with a simple 10 minute, minimally invasive liposuction procedure done under local anesthesia. You could visit your doctor’s office, have a short procedure and leave within 1 hour without taking a whole day off from work.
Cells On Ice in collaboration with their technology partner American CryoStem has been established to provide state of the art cryobanking to any patient having a liposuction for either therapeutic (SVF deployment for IRB approved conditions) or cosmetic reasons. A small volume of fat can be preserved as stromal Vascular Fraction (or as expanded stem cells in the near future) and it will remain frozen indefinitely in an FDA registered facility. This enables a person to receive their own autologous stem cells back for future deployments at any time in the future should the medical need arise. Other patients may want to use their own cells in the near future as part of a sequential repeat treatment for various conditions where one treatment is inadequate. Many patients will want to have cells available on a moment’s notice if they had an accident or stroke or heart attack. Some of these cells could even be used for cancer therapies or age mitigation strategies (“Cell Renewal Therapy”). The cost of this “Bio-Insurance” is $2500 to process and then $250 per year to maintain the bank of stem cells. Having your own personal stem cells available for medical immediate use at any time in your life is a valuable medical asset.
How does the FDA regulate cryo preservation technology?
The FDA registers and may inspect cryo-preservation facilities like American Cryostem. The cryopreservation of stem cells is highly regulated to protect patients from the transmission of infectious disease. Your cells will be preserved in a bank that has the highest standards.
American Cryostem in New Jersey is our contracting Cryobank. It is internationally known to be one of the best cryobanks in the world.
We believe your cells represent an important form of “bio-insurance.” Producing your cells after an “elective” mini-liposuction during a convenient time that you choose has several advantages. Not only can we store your own DNA now, but we should be able to soon culture your cells to increase the total quantity of stem cells, too.
As far as logistics, if you have a heart attack or stroke or unexpected severe injury or illness you might not be in a situation that would permit elective liposuction. If one expected to benefit from rapid deployment of one’s own stem cells, this could be best achieved if the cells were readily available “on ice” and ready to be sent out.
Many sports injuries could be more rapidly repaired using your own stem cells. Cell surgical Network is conducting studies on the use of SVF to mitigate concussions. If athletes – professional, collegiate and even high school – that participated in sports known for contact injuries could harvest their cells during a convenient off-season period their cells would always be ready when needed.
Your fat will be converted into SVF which includes mesenchymal adult stem cells. The process will be performed in an FDA approved sterile lab where experts will bathe the SVF cells in a vital fluid that protects them during the freezing process. They are then stored at 190 degrees below zero. Twenty five 25cc of condensed fat can be converted into up to four aliquots of SVF which are individually frozen and available for 4 different treatments. Each of those aliquots could in turn be “expanded” into many millions more cells under investigational protocols for even more deployments in the future.
The way we treat cancer is about to change in a revolutionary way and your stem cells may be an integral part of a cancer treatment. Cancer patients are often debilitated and might benefit from having access to healthy stem cells taken from their bodies before they contracted their disease. These stem cells may carry vital cancer killing agents directly into the tumor. Also, with new special blood testing that can detect cancer cells before they become clinically apparent (e.g. seen, felt, or detected on MRI or x-ray), it may also be possible for your cells to hunt down these cancer cells before you get sick.
Based on research being done now, healthy stem cells removed in your youth may play an important clinical role in longevity and wellness also. Your cells may be the key to the “fountain of youth.” Because your cells have the capacity to be replicated, by banking cells now, we can eventually set up the replication process so we can return many more of your own cells from time to time. In theory, by frequently providing you your own stem cells, they can be used to continually renew vital body parts as they naturally deteriorate from routine cell death. Imagine being able to maintain healthy heart and vital function with youthful stamina and strength well in your hundreds – we believe this is possible. We say “taking good care of your cells and being able to replace them” may be the key to longevity with good health and function. While allogenic (from other people) stem cells may one day be available, we’re committed to preserving your own DNA as well.
Additionally, if you suffer from a condition that requires multiple infusions of stem cells, it would be much easier to harvest more fat and thus cells at one sitting and simply receive the cells when necessary from time to time without going through a cell harvesting procedure (e.g. liposuction or bone marrow tap) each visit. The key to successful cell therapy in many cases is repeat treatments.
Finally, a lot of people want to get rid of undesired fat for appearance sake. That means that thousands of people every year end up throwing away their wonderful stem cells without even knowing it. We think this is a terrible waste and that patients should be routinely advised that they can freeze their cells to save the fat and stem cells as they choose.
No. Your stem cells from fat tissue are frozen in the form of SVF which is derived from processing your fat. SVF is also known as Stromal Vascular Fraction. This is derived from the liposuction and digestion of the loose connective tissue that surrounds small blood vessels and fat. This connective tissue binds mesenchymal stem cells including cells that are destined to become blood vessels and fat but can be diverted for repair and regeneration of numerous tissues around the body including nerve, muscle, blood vessel, bone, and many more. In addition to these stem cells, there are abundant white blood cells, lymphocytes, immune cells, growth factors, and other cell types such as red blood cells, endothelial cells and epithelial cells.
At some point in the not too distant future, we will be able to “expand” (replicate multiple times) the stem cells in your SVF which makes them immortal and will provide an unlimited supply of healing cells. Once your SVF is “expanded,” only the stem cells will be replicated. These expanded stem cells will be frozen as pure cells instead of SVF.
Minimal. Excellent safety data has been shown with the use of autologous cell therapies (1). There have been more than 17,000 scientific articles involving 2,724 cell therapy clinical trials have been published since 2000. (2). these results include 323,000 patients receiving more than 675,000 cell deployments. The treatments were very safe and often highly effective in the mitigation of various degenerative conditions. (1,2,3). The Cell Surgical Network has performed over 6000 IRB approved procedures for the deployment of SVF containing autologous stem cells for various degenerative conditions with clinical results showing excellent safety data.
1. Mason, C.; Manzotti, E. Regenerative medicine cell therapies: numbers of units manufactured and patients treated between 1988 and 2010. Regen. Med. 5:307-313; 2010.
2. Culme-Seymour, E. J.; Davie, N. L.; Brindley, D. A.; Edwards-Parton, S.; Mason, C. A decade of cell therapy clinical trials (2000-2010). Regen. Med. 7:455-462; 2012.
3. Strioga, M.; Viswanathan, S.; Darinskas, A.; Slaby, O.; Michalek, J. Same or not the same? Comparison of adipose tissue-derived versus bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem and stromal cells. Stem Cells Dev. 21:2724-2752; 2012.
We believe this may be the best health insurance you could ever purchase. While there will always be diseases that require medical and surgical intervention, eventually, all conditions might require replacement or supplementation with new cells (i.e. replacement parts). To store your SVF the general cost is $2,500 and that include the first year’s storage fee. After that, there will be an annual storage fee of $240/year. One can also store a “Bio-Insurance” dose of expanded cells (50 million) in a “ready to use” rapid deployment dose for the future when there is no time to start expanding cells (6-8 weeks). This costs $5,500.
If you have very average health insurance for yourself only, it’s probably costing over $500/month or $6,000 / year. This may end up being one of the cheapest and most valuable insurance policies you may possess.