Umbilical cord tissue contains stem cells with unique properties which come from the time of the early development of the child. The most important are mesenchymal stem cells.
Mesenchymal stem cells are able to change into specialized cells or tissue in the human body such as bone, cartilage, tendons, muscles, nerves, smooth muscle tissue, heart tissue, skin or liver cells. Therefore they are a priority in terms of potential for cell therapy for the regeneration of damaged tissues of the body.
The effectiveness of mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cord tissue is being proven in treatment in clinical studies of patients suffering from liver failure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, damage to the heart muscle, myelodysplastic syndrome, and more.
Stem cells from umbilical cord tissue can also be used to support standard transplantation of blood-forming stem cells win order to improve the results of treatment.
Current use and clinical studies of stem cells