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AdiStem Cell Extraction Medium

AdiStem Cell Extraction Medium

The Cell Extraction Medium is a proprietary lecithin emulsifier produced by AdiStem, which has been used successfully for the past 6 years and allows the safe and easy extraction of stromal cells. Some enzymatic cell media being used out there may destroy cells if the reaction is not stopped in time. They reduce cell viability, cell count and ultimately the clinical efficiency of the regenerative cells.

By using AdiStem’s plant based dissolution medium these variables are eliminated. Lipids and connective tissue fragments from the adipose fat are dissolved and the concentration of stem cells is increased.

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PhotoActivation Reduces Pain and Accelerates Healing in PRP Treatments

AdiStem’s proprietary PhotoActivation Technology is being used increasingly in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) preparations for Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Knees, Muscle Tears, Tendon Injuries, Joint Pain and Ligament Injuries.

Ten minutes exposure of PRP to AdiLight-2 photoactivation, prior to injecting, has been found to significantly reduce inflammation and accelerate healing through enhancing growth factors and increasing Interleukin I – Receptor Antagonist. Patients begin to feel relief from pain within a couple of days – instead of weeks or months. The normal treatment protocol is one injection weekly for 3 weeks (i.e., 3 visits).

Neither practitioners nor their staff need training to use AdiLight-2 as it is merely an additional step in the current PRP procedure – for both Orthopedic and Cosmetic applications.

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AdiLight-2 Has Been Used to Activate Stem Cells Since 2008

PhotoActivation Technology has also been used for activating adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for therapeutic and regenerative application since 2008. ASCs lie dormant within adipose tissue and it requires photoactivation for them to ‘awaken’ and come into full functionality and begin self-renewal by cell division and formation of other cell types by differentiation and transdifferentiation.

The very high volume of ASCs in adipose tissue means there is no need to culture in a laboratory for days to achieve “therapeutic threshold” i.e. therapeutic benefit. Harvesting ASCs is done through a simple, minimally invasive liposuction under local anesthesia. The process is relatively easy and painless and poses minimal risk to the patient. It is a single procedure in a sterile setting.

AdiLight-2 is now used by physicians in 46 countries. Many thousands of patients with degenerative diseases such as Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, Age-Related Joint Pain, and various lung conditions including Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, have been helped – and lives have been saved.

Prior to photoactivation, stem cell treatments require the use of a proprietary “Cell Extraction Medium” to isolate stem cells from the fat. Doctors need to be given some initial guidance in the cell extraction and activation procedure by a trainer or by an existing practitioner. This can be arranged through AdiStem.

There are no ethical or moral issues in harvesting stem cells from a patient’s own adipose fat tissue.

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Latest AdiStem News & Events

Notice to US-Based Clients
Due to regulatory issues, not all information provided on this website is applicable to the United States. AdiStem Pty. Ltd. is in the process of obtaining US FDA Regulatory Clearance for AdiLight-2 and AdiStem Sterile PRP Tubes. AdiStem intends to market these products in the US for the preparation of Platelet-Rich-Plasma upon receiving Clearance to Market from the FDA.

Certified AdiStem Doctors
AdiStem Pty. Ltd. certifies doctors after they have undergone training on AdiStem technology. For those who wish to undergo an AdiStem procedure with a doctor, please make sure this doctor (1) has indeed received AdiStem Certification and (2) is using AdiStem products during your procedure.

Paper on Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSC) Published on September 30, 2015
The AdiStem technique was among those featured in a paper recently published through Cell Regeneration Journal discussing current state of the art isolation systems for adipose tissue-derived cells. View Paper »»

AdiStem Autologous Stem Cell Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Wins Award in Greece
The Clinical Trial on IPF using AdiStem technology conducted by Dr. Bouros and his team at the Democritus University of Thrace has been given third prize by Greece’s “Innovation Project” Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE) on November 24, 2013.

Clinical Trial on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
This is a devastating, chronic lung disorder with complex and yet unknown disease biology for which there has been no treatment. A phase 1b, non-randomized, no placebo-controlled clinical trial using adipose derived adult stem cells was conducted on 14 patients between June, 2010 and September, 2011 at the Department of Pneumonology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace and University Hospital of Alexandropoulos, Greece with the approval of the Institutional Review Board and local Ethics Committee. Detailed safety monitoring indicated that cell treated patients – did not deteriorate in both functional parameters and quality of life indicators. Activation of the isolated stem cells was through autologous PRP and the use of Adistem’s Adilight low level laser irradiation. The result of this study has now been published in the Journal of Translational Medicine.

Stem Cells from Fat Outperform Those from Bone Marrow
May 22, 2013: BioSpectrum reveals recent research results from the Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands, showing higher potency from stem cells harvested from fat (adipose) than those collected from bone marrow in helping to modulate the body’s immune system. Read full story which has been published in the current issue of “Stem Cells Translational Medicine”.

What Works Better — Fat or Bone Marrow Stem Cells?
Dr. Joseph Purita, Medical Director of The Institute of Regenerative & Molecular Orthopaedics, writes about the ongoing controversy between the efficacy of fat stem cells vs. bone barrow stem cells. “The mesenchymal stem cells from fat showed more potent immunomodulatory effects as compared with the bone marrow derived stem cells.” Read more »»

Stem Cells Aid Recovery from Sports Injuries
Article in the Chicago Tribune on May 1 quotes Dr. Joseph Purita’s success using autologous stem cell procedures to aid recovery from Sports Injuries. Read more »»

Scientists Discover Stress-Resistant Stem Cells in Adipose Tissue
Researchers from the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have isolated a new population of primitive, stress-resistant human pluripotent stem cells that are easily derived from fat tissue and are able to differentiate into virtually every cell type in the human body without genetic modification. Read full article.

AdiStem Announces New Breakthrough with PhotoActivated PRP Treatments
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections have been emerging as a treatment for joint pain and osteoarthritis for some years. But many orthopaedic doctors have now found that photoactivating PRP prior to injection reduces pain even further — and accelerates healing. More »»

Time Magazine
Fat Stem Cell Extraction was Named by Time Magazine as One of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011
Dr. Joseph Purita, a well known orthopedic surgeon comments on Time Magazine’s inclusion of Fat Stem Cell Extraction in their Fifty Best Inventions of 2011. More »»


For the Record

A fraudulent and malicious blog entitled “Stem Cell Scammers” has linked AdiStem to a story copied from a CBS “60 Minutes” article in which the names of the offenders in the CBS article Mr. Larry Stowe and Mr. Martin Morales have been replaced with Dr. Richard D’Andrea and Mr. John Wood – both Directors of Global Stem Cell Network.

One of the false statements in the blog refers to Dr. D’s “directorship” of AdiStem Co. Ltd. In fact, he holds no office or position in AdiStem and AdiStem is not associated with Global Stem Cell in any way.

AdiStem has filed a criminal complaint to have this false blog taken down, and will be prosecuting the blogger and any other associated websites which carry this blog. Read More »»