MENSTRUAL FLUID BANKING
WHAT IS MENSTRUAL FLUID BANKING?
Stem cells derived from menstrual fluid are extremely rich in Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs). Over the years, a menstrual stem cell has been utilised in various cosmetic and regenerative procedures with astounding success. The successes of these procedures lie in the ability of these Mesenchymal Stem Cells to form cells, tissues or organs that need repair or regeneration. The fact that these cells are autologous and risk free, increases its application in the field of regenerative medicine, plastic surgery and cosmetology manifold.
The cells are collected from a single sample and processed, purified, harvested, amplified and suitably stored in ReeLabs under appropriate GMP and GLP conditions.
By virtue of ReeLabs’ revolutionary, (patented) proprietary technology, a collection of about 10 to 15 ml of menstrual fluid could easily yield between 10 million to 100 million Mesenchymal Stem cells. The laboratory can also suitably culture and amplify these stem cells yielding two to ten times its original count. Hence occasionally, even an insufficient original quantity can also be processed, cultured and suitably amplified before commencement of therapy.
What was considered to be unsanitary biological waste so far can now providethe client with a new lease of life. New research has shown that menstrual stem cell banking provides women with a unique opportunity to collect and preserve vital stem cells that can be harvested from the body's menstrual blood.
The collection of menstrual blood is painless and hassle free and can be done at home. It involves collection of stem cells from specialized sterile cups on the first day of a woman's menstrual cycle. They can also be collected and harvested multiple times depending on the therapy envisaged. The menstrual stem cells are unique because, in spite of being adult cells, they have many properties similar to bone marrow and embryonic cells.
The stem cells are extracted from the uterine lining (endometrium) that is shed during the menstrual period. Stem cells multiply rapidly and can differentiate into many other types of stem cells such as neural, cardiac, bone, and fat to name a few. Research also shows that besides the potential use of these cells by the donor these cells can possibly be used to benefit other family members who are genetically related to the donor, such as a parent or a child.
Whilst an Umbilical cord and Cord Blood can only be stored once, menstrual blood can be preserved at any age and multiple times. An indispensable arm of ReeLabs conducts sophisticated, state-of-the-art stem cell research for a number of degenerative disorders. It employs the latest, most effective techniques by various experts and specialists considered leaders in their fields.