Is it easy and painless to collect them?
Do they contain hematopoietic stem cells?
Do they contain mesenchymal stem cells?
Can they be used in case of a transplantation?
Can they be used by other family members?
Can they be used in regenarative medicine and in other cell therapies?
Are there processing and isolation protocols for them?
Is there a possibility of increasing the number of cells in the laboratory?
YesIf they are compatible
The procedure is still in experimental stages
YesNo need of histocompatability
ΝαιDuring the last 10 years
The increase in the number of mesenchymal cells is accomplished safely through cell culture either before they are cryopreserved or after they are thawed
**Clinical trials and research are already in place with regards to mesechymal stem cells of umbilical cord blood and tissue.