Progenitor Cells

Progenitor Cells

Learn about two Progenitor Cell therapy options.

Conditions Treated. 

Common conditions treated with progenitor cells include osteoarthritis, localized cartilage damage, muscle injuries, tendon partial tears and more. There are two basic sources of undifferentiated progenitor-cells in the body — bone marrow and adipose (fat).

Bone marrow

Bone marrow, the spongy, flexible tissue found in the interior of bones, contains progenitor cells. These cells develop red blood cells which carry oxygen through the human body, white blood cells that fight infection, and platelets that help with blood clotting.

While very active in childhood, bone marrow starts to decline in activity with age, and it can be challenging to concentrate stem cells after the age of 35/40. Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) is made from fluid taken from bone marrow. It contains stem cells that can help the healing of some bone and joint conditions and is obtained with a minimally invasive procedure.

Graphic of blood cells in bone marrow
Photomicrograph of adipose tissue

Adipose-based progenitor cells

Using a system of mechanical separation, we wash the stem cells (pericytes and mesenchymal cells) from fat globules and blood to obtain adipose-based stem cells. And because it does not require enzymatic separation, this system is FDA approved.

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