Adipose Derived Stem Cells
Adipose stem cells are derived from a small sample of adipose tissue (fat) that is removed from the area just above the love handles or abdomen. This sample is obtained by using a local anesthetic and is much easier and less invasive than performing a bone marrow extraction.
Advantages of adipose stem cells:
- Harvesting Adipose Stem Cells is a minimally invasive procedure.
- Adipose tissue contains much larger volumes of mesenchymal stem cells than bone marrow.
- These are autologous stem cells, meaning both donor and recipient are the same person, and thus immune rejection is extremely rare