Sources of Adult Stem Cells


Stem cell protocols at the Stem Cell Institute utilize stem cells from one or more of the following tissue sources.

Human umbilical cord tissue

Allogeneic human umbilical cord tissue-derived stem cells (HUB) – a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells. Umbilical cord tissue-derived cells are best suited for tissue regeneration due to the tissue repairing function of the mesenchymal stem cells. They are also well-suited for immune system modulation and reducing inflammation.

Adipose (fat) tissue

Autologous adipose-derived (fat) stem cells – the richest source of mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, adipose-derived cells are ideally suited for treating systemic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. They also play a significant role in regenerating injured tissue. Adipose tissue also contains T-regulatory cells which modulate the immune system.

Bone marrow

Autologous (the patient’s own) bone marrow-derived stem cells – a good source of CD34+ stem cells (but a poor source of mesenchymal stem cells) bone marrow-derived stem cells provide support for tissue regeneration via revascularization properties and their ability to support mesenchymal stem cells in the body.