When stem cells get harvested from the patient’s body, either from adipose tissue or from bone marrow, first they get separated from the other cells, cleaned, and then counted. Therapeutic dose of stem cells – the number of stem cells proven to have a therapeutic effect on the patients is 150 million cells.
Here at Swiss Medica we always aim at harvesting at least 200 million stem cells. 75% of the harvested cells (about 150 million cells) could get activated immediately and transplanted via infusion even the same day. The remaining 25% (about 50 million cells) are put into the incubator to be multiplied for possible future use. In the incubator the cells are given optimal conditions and the necessary stimuli for multiplication. Over the course of 4 weeks the cells exhaust the most of their potential for multiplication, and after that point their number cannot increase significantly. That is when we consider the multiplication process to be finished.
Because there are a lot of different factors affecting the multiplication potential of the stem cells (general condition, age, illnesses, medications) there is no certain way of telling in advance exactly what the total number of the stem cells would be after 4 weeks of cultivation. However, our experience over the years has shown that 95% of the cultures of stem cells achieve the number greater than 600 million cells, or if we are speaking in therapeutic doses - about 4 therapeutic doses.
This is why here in Swiss Medica we offer our patients to have their cells cultivated and cryopreserved for potential future use.
What is covered by Ex vivo expanded stem cells program?
If you agree to have your stem cells cryopreserved at the Swiss Medica clinic, we offer to have your stem cells frozen in liquid nitrogen at the temperature of – 196 ˚C. Cryopreserved cells could be used even decades later showing little or no change in the number and the quality of the cells. Also all the expenses of having the cells cultivated, and all the effort and material used in the process of achieving 4 therapeutic doses will be covered.
What is not covered by Ex vivo expanded stem cells program?
Every administration of the stem cells is looked upon as a new stem cell treatment. You would still need to have the neurometabolic infusions and the physiotherapy required to help you get the most out of your stem cell treatment. 5 days is considered to be minimum time needed for both pre and post stem cell administration treatment.
What they say about us
Shaun Lawrence battled multiple sclerosis for many years before deciding to come to Swiss Medica clinic. Limp on his right leg, urinary and bowel problems were some of the main issues he suffered from. After having a stem cell treatment his life changed completely. He is very satisfied with the experience, as well as the overall results of the treatment.continue
For me, since I got back after my 2 weeks of having my treatment, within 2 days of being home speaking to friends and family around the world, they all noticed the difference in my speaking, cognitively and I was able to listen and integrate with conversations with my family at home.
A wonderful experience, a wonderful care are these very caring people, yes.continue
Everything is done naturally and pleasantly here. Actually I do not feel sick, it is the most important thing – during these 12 days I haven’t felt sick.
I didn’t have the impression that I was treated like a patient. I was treated like a normal person, it is true I take medicines, receive infusions and still have some pain, but I never felt like I was in the hospital.continue
Linda Cole struggled with multiple sclerosis for over 30 years. She decided to give stem cell treatment a try, even though she didn’t expect much from it. She was pleasantly surprised, as her symptoms improved and reversed drastically. Her ability to move, walk and think much better than before assured her she made the right decision by coming to Swiss Medica.continue
All form fields are required.