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Banking Your Stem Cells

Dr. Sammy Sliwin
M.D., F.R.C.S.C.



Stem cells are in the news every day. The hope is that they will change the paradigm of medicine. Stem cells can affect the adverse effects of heart disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, osteoarthritis and autoimmune disease to name but a few – with new applications being discovered every year.

Every day as you age, your cells become older, damaged and lose their ability to repair and rejuvenate. You can preserve some of your healthy stem cells by setting them aside by cryopreservation and use them in the future for medical procedures, regenerative treatments or cosmetic procedures such as hair regeneration and facial rejuvenation.

Our first clinical trial for soft tissue and abnormal wound healing has been approved by Health Canada with future trials for osteoarthritis of a knee coming in the future. The cells that are saved come from your fat harvested during a liposuction or any number of cosmetic procedures. There are approximately 1000 times more of these regenerative adult stem cells in fat than in bone marrow, and it is much less invasive for you to harvest. There is no extra recovery time. Your cells are in the best shape they will ever be. The cells are 100% yours eliminating any risk of rejection. The harvesting techniques are safe with preservation methods that are stringent and with the exception of natural disaster, foolproof. There are three types of stem cells used in a number of procedures: Embryonic Stem Cells, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Adult Stem Cells. Of these, Adult Stem Cells are the most stable as they have fully developed their regulatory system meaning they have a lesser chance of mutation in the body. As a result there is little controversy surrounding the use of Adult Stem Cells in medical and cosmetic procedures.

If you are already having liposuction, the additional charge for separation and storage of your stem cells is $1795. We are as well storing your fat for future filler applications at no additional cost if you are storing your stem cells, or for $500 if done by itself. For more information please visit www.adisave.com the first Adipose Derived Stem Cell Bank in Canada.

By Dr. Sammy Sliwin
M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

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