Researchers develop new stem cell production methodsJune 15, 2018 June 15, 2018
One of the most common methods of stem cell therapy is taking stem cells from one part of the patient’s body and using it to heal another part. This is typically done using bone marrow, which is rich in stem cells. Their ability to regenerate into tissue cells make them a great option for patients looking for non-invasive healing methods. However, what can be done when the amount of cells extracted is not enough?
Researchers at the University of Toronto have been studying ways to obtain higher yields of stem cells from bone marrow. This was achieved by investigating the different growth factors, chemicals, and molecules used to help expand the number of cells in lab conditions that can be inserted into a patient. New research has uncovered ways to achieve stem cell yields five times more than before. This can help produce more stem cells, bringing the benefits of regenerative medicine to more patients and lowering the cost.