Amniotic Fluid Banking
Amniotic stem cells and amniotic sac stem cells have the unique ability to differentiate into muscle, adipose tissue, cartilage, bone, blood vessel, nerve etc. These cells provide a valuable resource for cell, organ and tissue repair or regeneration.
Banking these cells along with cord and cord blood encompasses the entire gamut of stem cell banking options available during childbirth. In fact, childbirth is the most valuable source of amniotic fluid and amniotic sac. The chance for a perfect match is also possible because of its most primitive nature.
At ReeLabs, we have a unique, proprietary processing protocol to carefully isolate, purify, culture, amplify and store stem cells from amniotic fluid and amniotic sac in GLP and GMP conditions.
Stem Cells derived from Amniotic Fluid (AF) and Amniotic Sac (AS) have many advantages over conventional stem cells:
- They are easily obtainable during caesarean (Amniotic Sac & Fluid) or normal (Amniotic Fluid) delivery.
- As they double every 36 hours they may be grown to generate large quantities of stem cells.
- They do not produce tumors (hence preferred over embryonic stem cells).
- Specialized cells generated from AF/AS cells include all 3 types of cells that exist in the developing embryo, i.e, ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. Hence, these stem cells can potentially differentiate into "any" cell, organ or tissue of the body.
- As with embryonic stem cells, AF/AS cells also have the potential of generating every type of adult cell.
Advantages and Characteristics of Different Sources of Stem Cells
Though most stem cells can be used for numerous disorders, some are preferred over others while treating specific disorders. Following are the characteristics and advantages of the different sources of stem cells:
It is possible to isolate these cells and instantly use them in treating numerous degenerative disorders through ReeLabs. In a nutshell, amniotic fluid and amniotic sac stem cells are one of the finest sources of stem cells presently available, and should not be missed by expectant parents.
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