These are harvested via a mini lipoaspirate. This is a very low volume, painless liposuction procedure where fat is removed from just beneath the skin on an outpatient basis. Once removed the cells must be separated from the fatty tissue. In order to meet FDA guidelines for minimal manipulation we have a third party, FDA approved lab mechanically separate cells. This is an exceptional and unique approach that yields extremely high cell counts in the 100’s of millions. All of the samples are tested by a third party for sterility and the cells are counted and viability is determined to maintain consistency of samples.
Adipose(fat) tissue yields the highest concentration of mesenchymal stem cells (msc’s) and is relatively devoid of white blood cells compared to bone marrow. This makes the stem cell product obtained from fat an ideal resource for Intravenous applications to help with a myriad of metabolic issues such as diabetes, COPD, kidney disease and heart disease. We have also developed a protocol for brain-based therapies using the SVF from adipose.