Brown collects stem cells from patients’ teeth, a relatively new source material, for reintroduction later on, following a period of growth and generation in a laboratory environment, into the body. Because the cells are extracted from the same patient they are implanted back into, immune rejection problems are minimized.
Stem cells are used in today’s fast-growing field of regenerative medicine for patients being treated for everything from leukemia and heart failure to treating soldiers wounded in action. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have recently discovered stem cells in teeth – the adult stem cells that naturally repair your body. Stem cells therapies could soon be used to treat a variety of diseases, from diabetes to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, cancer – even hip and knee surgery.
StemSave is self-described as participating in “a collaborative effort between stem cell researchers and the dental community to provide families and individuals an affordable, non-invasive methodology for the recovery and cryo-preservation of the powerful and valuable adult stem cells residing within baby teeth, wisdom teeth, permanent teeth for future use in personalized medicine and regenerative medical therapies.”
For more information, Brown is directing patients to visit StemSave.com.