Today, more than 1,000 clinical trials are on-going worldwide to uncover the potential of MSCs. Thus far, encouraging results have been published1; stem cell treatments have been proven safe and capable of repairing damage caused by stroke and heart disease. MSCs have also been used in combination with HSCs as a dual therapy to promote faster engraftment of HSCs and to reduce immune system complications2.

Although there is evidence that MSC can change to certain types of EC (not stem cells), these cells cannot be changed into Epithelial Stem Cells (EpSC). The difference between EpSC and EC is that EpSC can differentiate into all different EC types such as skin, cornea, lining of the gut, etc. on demand. Whereas ECs have already reached terminal differentiation so these cells cannot be further differentiated into other EC types when needed. Thus, MSC and EpSC cannot be replaced by each other.

Types of Stem Cells

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)

Epithelial Stem Cells (EpSCs)

Potential Treatment for

Tissue repair

  • Cardiovascular diseases(e.g. Cardiac muscle repair)
  • Orthopaedic applications(Osteoarthritis, cartilage and tendon repair)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Stroke
  • Neurodegenerative diseases:
    • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Cerebral palsy and paralysis
    • Global developmental delay
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Liver regeneration from liver failure

Hscs Engraftment Support

  • Shorten time of engraftment
  • Reduce immune system complications

Immune modulation

  • Prevention and treatment of graft versus host disease (GvHD)
  • Diabetes: Type 1 and 2
  • HIV
  • Crohn’s disease

Wounds/soft tissue repair

  • Disorder of upper respiratory system (eg: Repair and regeneration of bronchial epithelium for smokers)
  • Surface ulcer (Diabetic)
  • Various types of burn
  • Tissue trauma
  • Skin wounds
  • Epidermal reconstitution

Organ Lining Regeneration

  • Disorder of upper respiratory system (eg: Repair and regeneration of bronchial epithelium for smokers)
  • Liver lining
  • Pancreatic lining
  • Gastrointestinal lining

Eye Conditions

  • Corneal dermoid
  • Corneal scars and opacities
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eye syndromes
  • Eye injury (eg. Chemical burn)
  • Limbal deficiency
  • Limbal corneal insufficiency syndrome
  • Macular degenerative diseases:
    • Age related
    • Myopic
    • Stargardt's macular dystrophy
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Pterygium
  • Ocular damage due to stevens johnson syndrome
什麼是臍帶?

Umbilical cord is the tube connecting the fetus and placenta. It contains rich sources of, Epithelial Stem Cells (EpSCs), Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and able to differentiate into various tissues and organ cells, including cardiac, nerve, cartilage / bone, muscle and epithelial cells etc. Researches showed that MSCs can stimuate body's regeneration and the reaction of immune system It's a multi-potential cell.

為何儲存臍帶?

The EpSCs and MSCs in umbilical cord are able to minimize Graft Versus Host Disease (GvHD) in directed and unrelated allogeneic cord blood transplants. It can be applied to chronic illnesses treatment, regenerative medicines as well as organ and tissue engineering. In addition, At present, there are more than 980 EpSCs and MSCs clinical trials6,7, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, liver cirrhosis,diabetes, spinal cord injury and bone fractures, etc.

臍帶收集流程

Umbilical cord lining collection will be performed after collecting cord blood by Obstetrics & Gynaecology doctors. Certainly, the process is absolutely safe and painless for both mother and infant.

臍帶臨床研究

At present, there are more than 980 MSCs clinical trials6,7, which can be classified as Auto-immune Diseases, Cardiovascular, Neurologic Disorder, Orthopedic and Gene Therapy for Inherited Disorders etc.