Store your cells' dental stem cell banking


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Store your cells' dental stem cell banking

  1. 1. Store your cells and secure your future…
  2. 2. What are Stem Cells? <ul><li>Stem cells are body’s master cells that can form different organs, bones and tissue </li></ul><ul><li>Most cells in the body can only make new cells of the same type – blood cells make blood cells, skin cells make more skins cells and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>Stem cells can turn into many different types of cells </li></ul><ul><li>Types of stem cells – embryonic and adult </li></ul><ul><li>Since adult stem cells can be harvested from and used by the same patient, immunogenic rejection can be averted. </li></ul><ul><li>Two basic subtypes of adult stem cells - Hematopoeitic stem cells & Mesenchymal stem cells </li></ul><ul><li>Hematopoeitic stem cells form blood cells and are typically found in bone marrow or umbilical cord blood. </li></ul><ul><li>Mesenchymal stem cells are typically found in bone marrow or the dental pulp in teeth </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are Dental Stem Cells? <ul><li>Dental stem cells are stem cells found in the pulp of teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Dental stem cells have the potential to form connective tissues such as bone, tendons, muscles, fat, and nerves as well as liver and pancreatic cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of dental stem cells is easy, painless, quick and has no ethical complications. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike umbilical cord blood cells which have to be immediately collected at birth, dental stem cells are derived from milk teeth. Because there are 20 viable milk teeth that can be used for collecting stem cells, the chances of finding viable stem cells is higher as compared to other sources of stem cells. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which teeth? <ul><li>Following teeth are used most commonly to obtain stem cells for storage purposes: </li></ul><ul><li>Milk teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth extracted during corrective orthodontic treatment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Procedure <ul><li>Teeth that are used for stem cell banking must be completely healthy i.e free of caries and periodontal disease </li></ul><ul><li>Milk teeth are extracted just before exfoliation </li></ul><ul><li>The teeth are sent to our state of the science lab where the tissue is processed and cryo preserved </li></ul><ul><li>The cells are delivered to the hospital where the individual is having treatment. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why store dental stem cells <ul><li>Dental stem cells can be obtained easily and painlessly. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 20 milk teeth. Hence each child has 20 chances. </li></ul><ul><li>Dental stem cells are non controversial adult mesenchymal stem cells that have the potential to regenerate bone, muscle, nerve, cartilage, fat and teeth. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Application of dental stem cells Dental stem cells have the following potential: <ul><li>To repair bone damaged by disease or trauma </li></ul><ul><li>To repair damaged muscle eg. Myocardial infarction- repair damaged heart muscle and help improve heart function </li></ul><ul><li>To repair damaged neuronal tissue eg. Stroke- damaged cerebral tissue can be repaired, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease </li></ul><ul><li>Type 1 Diabetes- A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research showed that stem cells from teeth can produce insulin in a glucose responsive manner – early research which means dental stem cells might one day play a role in treating type 1 diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>Grow new teeth thereby eliminating the need for false teeth </li></ul>
  8. 8. About us <ul><li>'Store Your Cells' is India's first dental stem cell bank. </li></ul><ul><li>Store Your Cells and its laboratory is owned by dentists and scientists. We know what we are doing ! </li></ul><ul><li>Our laboratory is based in the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Our laboratory's processing and quality control procedures follow the strictest standards in stem cell banking and are AABB accredited (American Association of Blood Banks), FDA registered and compliant, CLIA certified, and licensed by the Department of Health in NY, MA,CA. </li></ul><ul><li>Our objective is to provide parents with an opportunity to store their children's stem cells in a world class facility which is provided by our laboratory in the USA. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>There is active research around the world to develop stem cell therapies. </li></ul><ul><li>Regenerative medicine will play a key role in future treatments. </li></ul><ul><li>Stem cells that are stored at a young age have the best chance of success. </li></ul><ul><li>When you need your stem cells for treatment, they may not be adequate in quality and quantity. Culturing stem cells takes at least 6 to 8 weeks making it difficult in time sensitive cases. </li></ul><ul><li>An individual who banks his/her stem cells can be rest assured as they will be available when he/she needs them and because they are their own cells, there is no risk of immuno genic rejection. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>