This program, based in Athens, GA, USA takes the embryonic cell technology developed in the mouse and applies it to the Company’s human stem cells (see press release). This will allow identification of the appropriate cell type for a cellular product for disease targets such as Parkinson’s Disease, Bre SA Gen first disease target for its technology.
In collaboration with our leading Parkinson’s Disease researcher this group will be responsible for the pre-clinical work and safety studies required to optimise the product before entering clinical trials.
This group in Sydney, Australia are involved in the development of methodologies to derive pure populations of cell types using BRE SA Gen’s proprietary differentiation technologies.
The group’s major focus has been to specifically differentiate cells down the neural pathway, and to test the ability of those cells to rescue animal models of Parkinson’s Disease.
In this field the company has eight patent applications protecting the ES cell differentiation and related medical and cosmetic surgery technologies.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
With advances in modern technologies taking place on a monthly basis, one medical solution has paved the way for treatments in a wide variety of applications. This solution is stem cell therapy and has applications in many fields of medicine from fighting disease to In Vitro Fetrtilisation, and over the past few years it has helped to treat and cure a great range of known medical disorders around the world. Even with its increasing popularity, little is known about the treatment in the wider community, so here’s an in-depth look at what it is, how it works and why it’s so useful.
What is this type of therapy?
In simple terms, stem cell treatment is a type of practice that involves the harvest, growth and application of healthy cells within a patient. Once applied, these cells can help to replenish dying elements within human flesh, tissue, bones, organs and even blood. The length of the process will be determined by the type of illness being treated – and in most cases the therapy offers patients a reliable, painless way to address their medical condition.
How does it work?
Cell therapy works by reinforcing damaged cells, or as is the case in many instances, replacing unhealthy cells altogether. Once these unique formations are able to take hold, they’ll function in much the same way as a healthy system would. What this means is that medical conditions such as heart disease, type one diabetes and even disorders relating to the brain can be treated.
The above conditions will all possess one thing in common; a weakening of the necessary cells needed to promote well-being. With the introduction of healthy stem cells, the system being treated will soon be able to function as intended, all but eliminating the risks posed by the conditions in the first place.
Although not a cure-all, scientists are making incredible amounts of progress on a yearly basis regarding cell research, and experts claim that the potential for the treatment to tackle even the most advanced illnesses will be a possibility in the years to come. These days however, stem-cell surgeries are well suited to minimising the side effects and symptoms associated with particular diseases.
This reduction includes being able to reduce the existence and productivity of cells that lead to heart disease. It also allows a diabetic’s body to better cope with glucose levels and learn to moderate them with continued therapy. Although the cells may be scientifically grown under strict procedures; this is another benefit in and of itself.
As each genetic strand of any cell in question can be moderated, it’s possible to ensure that the healthiest results are achieved before application within a human system. The results? A fresh influx of healthy cells that can rectify any pre-existing medical disorder, while being entirely usable in the prevention of certain hereditary illnesses (such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other genetic conditions).
A specialist will be able to advise on the potential of the treatment fully, as well as any risks or costs involved when undertaken privately.