Mesenchymal Stem Cells
All Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) biologics carried by Dallas Regenerative Solutions are obtained from donated, full-term, and live birth pregnancies. Donors go through a comprehensive screening process and are tested in accordance with standards established by FDA requirements to minimize risks of disease transmission to recipients.
Structural Wharton’s Jelly
Wharton’s jelly is a gelatinous substance in the umbilical cord that provides cushioning and support to the umbilical vein and arteries. The cushioning and protective elements from Wharton’s jelly consist of a network of structural proteins, pericytes, mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines, chemokines and growth factors. Hyaluronic acid is the most abundant component of the glycosamnioglycans found in the umbilical cord matrix. Hyaluronic acid is also a key factor in the viscoelastic properties in synovial fluid of joints.
“Cord blood” refers to blood from the umbilical cord and placenta. Usually, the cord is traditionally discarded after birth. Compared to bone marrow, cord blood cells are “immature”, which means they haven’t been exposed to a disease. Stem cells in the umbilical cord are different from bone marrow stems cells, which have been the treatment standard for stem cell therapies. The cells in cord blood include hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) and hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), which are also found in bone marrow and peripheral blood.