Obtaining and Using Stem Cells
Obtaining & Isolating
First the cells are taken out and labelled with extreme care to ensure that not even one viable cell is lost through negligence. They are then transported to our highly specialised lab where they are isolated from ordinary cells.
Expanding the Cells
The aim here is to produce as many as good and viable stem cells as possible. To this end we use cutting edge technology and the most modern techniques.
Testing the Cells
After the cells have been expanded, we perform rigorous tests to check stem cell surface markers. These are signs that tell us about the stemness of the cells. This further helps us isolate good quality stem cells from ordinary or bad quality cells.
Now the cells are all ready, we send the expanded stem cells for further testing for bacterial and fungal culture as well as mycoplasma. These culture tests will tell us whether there is even a trace of these harmful micro-organisms present in these stem cells.
The aim of all these tests are twofold. First, we want to ensure that the cells are completely free from any microbiological contamination. We also watch out for genetic or hereditary defects.
On top of that, our scientists need to be satisfied that the stem cells are of the highest quality possible.
Only when the cells have passed all these tests will they be released for treatment.
In case of failure
Storage & Use
However our care does not end there. We keep the cells frozen to the point just before injection. Just before they are to be used, we thaw them up rapidly to room temperature. This is to ensure that they do not get damaged after they are thawed. Once thawed, they will be used almost immediately and you will receive your stem cell injection.