Stem cell uses in cord blood vs. cord tissue

Richard Jennings, President of Stem Cell Services, explains the differences in stem cell uses depending if stem cells are from cord blood or cord tissue
Stem Cell Uses In Cord Blood vs. Cord Tissue
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Stem cell uses in cord blood vs. cord tissue

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There are 2 major products that are often talked about when people are looking at umbilical cord stem cells. The first is the cord blood based product and the second is the cord tissue drive stem cell. These stem cells are different, while there seems to be a lot of confusion about this, I'll try to explain the differences. The first is cord blood. it actually is rich in a type of stem cells known as Hematopoietic stem cell sometimes refer to as an HSC. Hematopoietic stem cells have specific characteristics that are very good in resetting the immune systems and are often use in blood disorders, cancers or immune system disorders. On the other hand, Cord tissue provides a particular type of stem cell refer to as mesenchymal stromal stem cell or sometimes they call it MSC. MSC is known to be a cell that is fundamental in regrowing connective tissues and structures in the body and these specific MSC stem cells often or considered the cornerstone of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is focus more on topics that or repairing and regrowing systems in the body like heart, stroke, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. So these stem cells have very different properties and because of their unique properties are being utilize in different ways. Another fundamental distinction between cord blood and cord tissue is that cord blood is more of a proven technology. Cord blood is currently being use to treat over 80 different life threatening diseases, where as cord tissue is very much an experimental technology whether just now looking at clinical trials to understand how these specific mesenchymal stem cells from the cord tissue could be use in regenerative medicine.

Richard Jennings, President of Stem Cell Services, explains the differences in stem cell uses depending if stem cells are from cord blood or cord tissue

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Richard D. Jennings

President, Stem Cell Services

Richard Jennings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the biomedical and healthcare fields to the California Cryobank Stem Cell business.  As president of the company, Richard has set the strategic vision which has resulted in tremendous growth of the FamilyCord business that provides cord blood and cord tissue services to pregnant moms. Prior to managing FamilyCord, Richard served as CEO of Mediscan Services, was an Administrator at Centinela Freeman Health System, and held a series of positions within the Child Care and Infant Care sectors of Kimberly-Clark. Richard Jennings earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He is also the father of two beautiful children. 

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