Questions Frequently Asked

Stem cells: What they are and what they do:

How does regenerative medicine (stem cell therapy) work?

Regenerative medicine, also known as, stem cell therapy,  is the replacement of diseased, dysfunctional or injured cells with stem cells or their derivatives. It’s somewhat similar to the organ transplant process but uses cells instead of organs.

Researchers grow stem cells in the lab from stem cell lines. These stem cells are manipulated to make them specialize into specific types of cells, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells or nerve cells. This manipulation may involve changing the material in which the stem cells are grown or even injecting genes into the cells. The specialized cells could then be implanted into a person. For example, if the person had heart disease, the cells could be injected into the heart muscle. The healthy, transplanted heart cells could then contribute to repairing defective heart muscle.  In fact, researchers have already shown that adult bone marrow cells guided to become heart-like cells can repair heart tissue in mice, and much more research is ongoing.  The goals of this area of medicine are to improve upon existing treatment methods and to develop treatments for previously untreatable injuries and diseases.

What are stem cell lines and why do researchers want to use them?

A stem cell line is a group of cells that all descend from a single original stem cell. Cells in a stem cell line keep growing but don’t differentiate into specialized cells. Ideally, they remain free of genetic defects and continue to create more stem cells. Clusters of cells can be taken from a stem cell line and frozen for storage or shared with other researchers. That way, researchers don’t have to get stem cells from an embryo itself.

How are TriZellion’s cellular therapies unique?

The typical process of cellular therapy uses stem cells that have been grown from a line and then possibly manipulated into specific cells needed to replace tissues or organs that are damaged by disease or injury. While both embryonic and adult stem cell therapies are being researched by the international medical community, TriZellion™ is strictly focused on using autologous adult stem cells.  This means that the stem cells you will receive in TriZellion’s treatments are your own cells and not those that have been grown in a labratory.  Since the stem cells came from your body, it will recognize them and the chances for success are much higher.

What are the current health conditions that TriZellion has targeted to benefit from it’s unique stem cell therapies?

TriZellion’s cell-based therapies are currently being used to treat a wide variety of conditions including tissue repair, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, hepatitis C-related liver disease, multiple sclerosis, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. Protocols for the treatment of many additional diseases, including pancreatic, colon, and rectal cancers, are currently under development.

Have stem cells already been used to treat diseases?

Yes, stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, have been performed in the United States since the late 1960s. These transplants use adult stem cells.

Adult stem cells are being tested in other applications, including a number of degenerative diseases, such as heart failure. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood have been successfully used in clinical trials to treat cancer and blood-related diseases.

What does the future hold for stem cell therapy?

Researchers say the field has promise. Stem cell transplants using adult stem cells continue to be refined and improved. And researchers are discovering that adult stem cells may be somewhat more versatile than originally thought, which means they may be able to treat a wider variety of diseases. Studies using embryonic stem cells or embryonic-like stem cells to regenerate tissue and organs in people are just getting started. Researchers are enthusiastic about the potential for regenerative medicine treatments.

How can I get more information about TriZellion and its treatments?

Contact Us, to get information on treatments, or for any additional questions you might have in general.

TriZellion™ does not use Embryonic, or Umbilical stem cells directly or indirectly in any of our research or treatment protocols. For additional information on any of these areas, please explore our web site, and be sure to stop by our Disclaimer page.  We look forward to receiving contact from you.