MSCs traditionally extracted from bone marrow can now be extracted more simply and painlessly from teeth! Thanks to Banco del Cordon Umbilical, Mexico's first bank for cryopreservation. This milestone, alongside many other stem cell therapeutic novelties proliferate in the region. This is mainly driven perhaps by COFEPRIS, Mexico's FDA, where stem cell research is not as heavily regulated as in the U.S, though a facility is required to have an International Health Department Permit (COFEPRIS). While the debate in the US continues about not treating autologous stem cells as biologics so they should not be regulated in the same way, Mexico advances novel autologous stem cell therapies to patients.
Hear from heads of BCU and other local Mexican biotechs and bring your cell therapies to market faster, this October in Mexico City:
Bioskinco: Developers of the most innovative therapy for re-epithelization world wide: Epifast. This product is known as the "first equivalent of live skin" used to treat skin lesions from dermoabrasions to ulcers, and burns. It is the only skin therapy available free of chemicals and toxic substances with the biological characteristics of human cells which makes it the most convenient, innovative skin cell therapy and it's made in Mexico.
Cryo-cell: the first cord blood bank established in the country recommended by doctors and specialists. Cryo-cell constantly invests in technology and scientific research to provide the best services to their clients. They have achieved success by standardizing their stem cell collection process which includes flow cytometry and cryo-preservation at -196 degrees centigrade.
Sangre del CordÃ³n S.A. de C.V. has taken a leadership role in making Mexico a player in cellular therapy by successfully performing the first stem cell implants in diabetes patients in 2006. This company is looking to apply their therapy to treat diseases like cardiomyopathy and Parkinson's, taking Mexico into the frontier of stem cell technology.
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