Autologous Stem Cells: Do They Belong to You?
An interesting aspect of the stem cell therapy market as it stands today is that autologous stem cell therapies are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a “drug.”
Stem cells, such as hematopoietic stem cells that have been used for decades in bone marrow transplants, can be extracted from an individual, and on the same day, can be re-injected into a specific site that needs repair. When the cells are sourced from and implanted into the same person this is called an autologous transplant. [Read more…]