A new state law now enables patients to use their own cells as medicine, as recently reported in Ksat.com.
House Bill 810 was passed in September 2017 and is the first law of its kind in the USA, and allows physicians to remove fats cells from a patient and then extract the stem cells, which after some procedures can then be injected back into the patient.
The process is monitored by the Institutional Review Board, or IRB, which is a national committee that makes sure research methods are safe and ethical as per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.
Dr. Wendy Askew, who has long been waiting to both use and receive stem cell therapy as a psoriasis sufferer, said “There’s real hope and real value in the healing power of your own stem cells, something that can be done safely and that has a lot of promise”.
Grace Century President and Director of Research Scott Wolf said “This is an exciting development for our portfolio project, Store-a-Tooth / Provia Labs, as one of the main pushback from consumers has been the lack of therapies to drive the demand to store one’s own teeth / MSC cells”.