Stem Cell Research with
 
AmpliCell
 

     At AmpliCell we are advancing medicine by taking part in research of advance regenerative medicine using adult autologous stem cells. There has been a lot of controversy around the use of stem cells mostly associated with embryonic stem cells derived from human embryos, however we harvest adult mesenchymal stem cells directly from the patient’s own fat tissue.

How are these stem cells obtained?
     AmpliCell uses stem cells derived solely from the patient’s own body through out the stem cell procedure. Performing a very minor liposuction under local anesthesia we removed approximately 50mL or just a little under 2 ounces of fat generally from the patient’s lower back. Once we obtain this fat we process it in our “closed system” meaning that it never comes in contact with the outside world and is kept in a completely sterile environment. Our method of stem cell extraction yields anywhere from half a million to five million stem cells per cubic centimeter of fat tissue which is much more than can be obtained from bone marrow or other harvesting methods of stem cells.

How are stem cells deployed in the patient?
     There are varying methods for deployment of stem cells based on the condition being treated and the type of treatment needed. The stem cells can be injected directly into joints or even organs as needed, intravenously into the veins or even into spinal fluid, all redeployment methods are minimally invasive and can be done outpatient. Since we are using a patient’s own cells there is no risk of rejection or allergenic reactions that are common in many other procedures.

 Will My Treatment Work, and How Long Will it Take?
     Adult stem cell treatments are currently considered experimental and are not completely understood, how well a patient responds to our treatments will be different in each case and depends greatly on the disease or condition and how severe the case may be. There are regulations by the FDA which will not allow AmpliCell to make any direct claims about the curing or treating any diseases specifically but, if you want to consult about the procedure we can lay out expectations based on research data and actual cases prior to treatment.

     Stem cells are part of your body’s natural healing process and can take time for effects to take place, however, some conditions can see immediate results.

Who is Eligible as a Candidate for Treatment?
     Only specific medical conditions and problems are being treated by AmpliCell at this time. Patients who want to have the treatment done must be medically stable and may be not be able to participate due to the nature and severity of their condition. Any patient that has an uncontrolled cancers or active infections are not able to undergo the SVF procedure and must have their conditions treated before undergoing the procedure. Another consideration is for patients with bleeding disorders or taking blood thinner medication must be evaluated before having treatment. When a patient is selected for the procedure they must keep in mind that they are taking part in patient sponsored research and there are no other incentives other than possible results of the treatment.

Stem Cells and the FDA

     AmpliCell Medical, an affiliate of the Cell Surgical Network treatment centers, is not offering stem cell therapy as a cure for any condition, disease, or injury.  No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA.  This website contains no medical advice.  All statements and opinions provided by this website are provided for educational and informational purposes only and we do not diagnose or treat via this website or via telephone.  The Cell Surgical Network and its affiliate treatment centers are offering patient funded research to provide individual patients with Stromal Vascular Fraction that contains their own autologous stem cells and growth factors and the treatment centers provide surgical procedures only and are not involved in the use or manufacture of any investigational drugs.

     AmpliCell Medical does not claim that any applications, or potential applications, using autologous stem cells are approved by the FDA, or are even effective. We do not claim that these treatments work for any listed nor unlisted condition, intended or implied. It’s important for potential patients to do their own research based on the options that we present so that one can make an informed decision. Any decision to participate in our patient funded experimental protocols is completely voluntary.

ATTENTION: If you have ANY concern with stromal vascular fraction, any of our products, methods, website, or technique and think we may be violating any U.S. law, please contact us so that we can investigate the matter or concern immediately.

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