Stem Cells: Neostem Launches First Walk-In Adult Stem Cell Center In US
NeoStem, a company specializing in adult stem cell collection and banking services for long-term storage for therapeutic uses, has opened the first walk-in, adult stem cell collection and storage center in the US. The Southern California facility is located at the famed California Health Span Institute headed by the renowned anti-aging pioneer Dr. Ron Rothenberg located near San Diego. Collection of adult stem cells has commenced at the So-Cal facility with additional NeoStem centers being planned to open across the country and around the world including New York City, which is expected to launch stem cell banking services on the east coast within 3-6 months.
Banking one's own adult stem cells is simple, healthy, and as beneficial as investing in a retirement plan. Stem Cells from an individual's own body can be used to change the course of certain chronic diseases such as heart disease, Parkinson's disease, certain types of diabetes as well as rheumatoid arthritis and even chronic wounds.
New York City-based NeoStem provides its patients with adult stem cell collection and banking services via a two step process. The first step is the mobilization, wherein a patient receives injections of a medicine that temporarily allows stem cells to move from a person's bone marrow into the peripheral blood. The second phase is called apheresis, a painless and safe procedure (similar to donating blood) which separates and collects the stem cells from the blood.