16 Jun Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy for Wound Healing
Over the past five years more and more proof has come to light concerning amniotic stem cell therapy and its use in promoting wound healing. The use of stem cells harvested from amniotic fluid is having a major effect in the area of regenerative medicine. These cells increase the development of blood vessels that are a necessary part of the healing process. Such vessels do two things, they carry blood to the site of new tissue and they carry waste away from the site, thus promoting faster wound healing.
There have been various studies and reports developed over the years concerning amniotic stem cell therapy for wound healing. A recent report regarding efforts by scientists at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital offer evidence regarding the efficacy of this type of stem cell therapy.
Bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot, who is deeply involved in a project focusing on the use of these cells, described a breakthrough, noting, “The main thing we’ve figured out is how to get a vascularized device: laboratory-grown tissue that is made entirely from amniotic fluid cells. We showed it’s possible to use only cells derived from amniotic fluid.”
The Power of these Cells
Amniotic cells are powerful due to the fact that they are versatile. This versatility makes them invaluable. These cells are able to differentiate into many other types of cells, including endothelial cells. Endothelial cells form blood vessels and the formation of such vessels is essential in augmenting the healing process.
In helping to form blood vessels, amniotic stem cells create an environment that promotes wound healing. In essence, they enhance the pathways that bring much needed nourishing nutrients and other substances found in blood and this improves healing. At the same time, they carry away waste, allowing for greater efficiency and shortening healing time.
In a recent trial at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital, a hydrogel, which was seeded with amniotic fluid stem cells, revealed growth of mature blood vessels just two weeks after being established. The use of a hydrogel in the process is important, as this substance, which is composed of a network of polymer chains that are highly absorbent, acts as a scaffold in tissue engineering. A hydrogel allows amniotic stem cells to become established, enabling them to begin the process of tissue repair.
Basic Wound Healing
The experiments at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital are an advancement in therapy that has existed for years. The fact is the injection of amniotic stem cell therapy for wound healing has been successfully done thousands upon thousands of times. Types of wounds on which these cells have been used successfully include difficult wounds that are slow to heal, such as those in diabetics. Other types of wounds that have benefited from these injections are those associated with plastic surgery and instances in ophthalmologic treatment where corneal injury has occurred.
Along with evidence that amniotic stem cell therapy for wound healing is an effective way to promote cell growth is the fact that in its thousands of uses there is no evidence of any adverse events or effects. Thus, this type of therapy offers a solution for those with slow healing wounds that is safe as well as effective.
R3 Stem Cell offers Centers of Excellence that provide amniotic stem cell therapy for wound healing. The treatments have an exceptional success rate for healing chronic wounds such as those from venous stasis and diabetes. This includes post-operative as well.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a non-healing wound, call (844) GET-STEM today for the best stem cell therapy for wound healing!