Join Rehealth on December 11-13, 2014 at The Venetian in Las Vegas for the bi-annual A4M Conference. We kindly invite you to visit us at booths 5022 and 5020 to learn how regenerative medicine is the future of medicine and how it aims to treat diseases and degenerative disorders.
Rafael Gonzalez, PhD, the head of Research and Development Department and a Rehealth staff member, was invited to present at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Conference in Las Vegas on December 11, 2014 at 1:40 pm. With over 12 years of experience, Dr. Gonzalez has become a key opinion leader in the biomedical industry and has expansive knowledge on the behavior and expansion of stem cells and stem cell cryopreservation. His research includes stem cell applications for multiple diseases, degenerative disorders and research on the behavior of stem cell cultures and cell biology from several development stages.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, also known as A4M, is a well-respected non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of technology in detecting, preventing and treating aging related diseases and promoting research in the aging process. A4M holds one of the largest conferences bi-annually on anti-aging, and regenerative and aesthetic medicine. This year, Dr. Gonzalez was once again afforded the opportunity to present as a keynote speaker on the cryopreservation of stem cells and on the culture expansion of stem cells. Below is an abstract of his presentation.
Cryopreservation & Culture Expansion of Stem Cells
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may be isolated from tissues such as adipose, bone marrow, umbilical cord tissue and blood. Following tissue processing, you will have the option of using your mixed cell product, such as stromal vascular fraction or purification of MSCs by expansion in culture. In 2006, there was a set of guidelines defining MSCs. One of the main characteristics is the ability to adhere to plastic. For cells to adhere to plastic, they require culture expanding MSCs and eventual cryopreservation. We will discuss methods of culture expansion and cryopreservation of MSCs. We will overview the use of the reagents necessary to start and expand MSCs. In addition, we will analyze methods of mesenchymal stem cell culture expansion and their implications in patient treatment. We will also discuss the importance and logistics of the cryopreservation process for your expanded MSCs.