Mixed Cell Regenerative Medicine and the 21st Century Cures Act: The Law Authorizing Adult Stem Cell Therapy in the United States

Message from Walter P. Drake, Director Panama College of Cell Science March 26, 2019 For our students, graduates, and others interested in Adult Stem Cell Therapy With the passage of the game-changing 21 Century Cures Act (enacted Decemeber 13, 2016), the use of adult stem cell therapy in the United States has finally been authorized. The …

Safety of Adult Stem Cell Therapy Demonstrated for First Time in US

The United States continues to lag far behind when it comes to treating patients with adult stem cells. Long in the grip of embryonic stem cell scientists, the medical and regulatory establishments in the US have refused to recognize adult stem cell therapy as the new medicine, even though many countries are now routinely treating …

Benefits of Adult Stem Cells vs Embryonic Stem Cells…Again

To date, there are hundreds of adult stem cell therapies available worldwide, and increasingly in the USA. But NOT ONE therapy using embryonic stem cells. Which is why people go overseas to Mexico, Thailand, and Panama for treatment of our most difficult  diseases. Like we have said many times to our students in one of …

Be Thankful for the “Unregulated Stem Cell Market” !!

A lesson for our graduate students. A story published July 2, 2016, and purporting to be ‘News”, is entitled: “Unregulated Stem Cell Market Thriving in US, Finds Study” The news report was published by Perfscience.com: http://perfscience.com/content/2144313-unregulated-stem-cell-market-thriving-us-finds-study and the complete article is here:  UnregulatedClinicsThriving The author and all persons quoted are concerned that they found “351 …

The Importance of the Paired Mice Experiments to Adult Stem Cell Therapy

Here at the Panama College of Cell Science, we have spent a good amount of time on the "Paired Mice " experiments. Although for our purposes, the seminal paper was issued over 10 years ago in 2005, the importance of the paired mice experiments has yet to be fully appreciated by clinicians, physicians, and clinical …

Stem Cell Musings- An Essay by Dr. Walter P. Drake, Director, Panama College of Cell Science

[Please Note: I am not opposed whatsoever to embryonic stem cell research which continues to lead to valuable understandings about cell-cell interactions. However, these synthetic laboratory models are not likely to lead to any patient therapies, which for many people, particularly patients with debilitating diseases,  is the most important goal of stem cell research.] It …

Portable Stem Cell Expander Needed

Note to Students: A desk top adult stem cell multiplier apparatus is needed worldwide The website of the Drake Biomedical Institute recently published rudimentary design criteria for the Stem Cell Expresso Machine, a desk top stem cell expansion bioreactor for use in physicians' offices and small clinics. As Dr. Walter Drake has stated: "We do …

Stanford Does Not Have the Only Graduate Program In Stem Cell Biology

In April 2011, Stanford University School of Medicine claimed to have established the "first PhD program in stem cell science in the world". You can read the story at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2011/april/stem-phd.html, stating that "Stanford is the first to create a free-standing doctoral program dedicated solely to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine". The article goes on …