Which Stem Cell Is Right For Your Condition?
TBI Therapy Offers Pluripotent Stem Cells to Treat Brain Injuries.
Basically a “blank” cell, an adult stem cell is capable of becoming another cell type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell, or a nerve cell. Adult stem cell therapy can be administered to replace or even heal damaged tissues and cells, serving as a built-in repair system for the human body and replenishing other cells.
Recent stem cell research by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) suggests that this cellular therapy can help reduce neuroinflammation, preserve brain tissue and improve cognitive function following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Meanwhile, other studies have indicated that adult neural stem cells have regenerative and reparative properties for the treatment of injuries or diseases in the central nervous system.
Medical Conditions Treated with Adult Stem Cells
More About Adult Stem Cell Therapy
By definition, stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and divide to produce more stem cells. There are three ways adult stem cells can be obtained: from bone marrow, adipose tissue, or blood. Unlike embryonic stem cells, the use of adult stem cells in research and therapy is not considered to be controversial, as they are derived from adult tissue samples rather than discarded human embryos. By law, these adult stem cells have to be injected or infused into the patient within 24 hours after being obtained.
How Adult Stem Cell Therapy Works
Adult stem cells have the ability to divide and generate all cell types of the organ from which they originate. They possess two properties: self-renewal and multi-potency, meaning they can go through numerous cycles of cell division while still maintaining their undifferentiated state and hold the ability to generate into several distinct cell types, including neural cells found in the brain. Regenerative stem cell therapy can stimulate tissue re-growth and greater blood flow to the affected areas. The goal of treatment with stem cells is to replace damaged cells and to promote the growth of new blood vessels and tissues in order to help the target organ function at a greater capacity.
At TBI Therapy, these adult stem cells are infused into the brain, typically while the patient is in the middle of receiving other regenerative therapies and adjunctive treatments. To promote regeneration in the brain, stem cell injections are usually paired with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) sessions after TBI patients have completed an intranasal platelet rich plasma (PRP) infusion.
The day before the adult stem cell injection, the patient will come into the clinic to get their blood drawn. Over the next 12 hours, their blood will be processed for harvesting. Within 24 hours, the adult stem cells will be administered by Dr. Hughes, infused into the patient’s brain through the nose with a special device. The patient will lay back on a table while the infusion takes place over the course of two hours. The patient is able to get up and continue daily activities following this regenerative cellular therapy.
The stem cells are extracted using the Tithon Biotech technology. This patented procedure termed PBD-PSC Technology, is founded in discoveries involving a unique population of pluripotent stem cells. These cells were initially isolated from adipose-tissue (fat), but were later found to originate in bone marrow and distributed in peripheral blood as well as other body fluids. These cells are in abundance in peripheral blood and in reproductive tissue secretions and dissipate in number and function in humans as they age. Tithon Biotech scientists have determined that these cells play a large role in future stem cell based therapeutic applications in both humans and animals.