NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- StemSave™ Inc., the market leader in the field of stem cell recovery and cryo-preservation, announces they are now working with pediatric dentists at Jamaica Hospital to use a new and innovative medical approach to stem cell banking to make it easier for local families to bank their children's stem cells. The partnership marks the first time dentists at Jamaica Hospital will help store their patients’ own stem cells collected from baby teeth, as well as permanent and wisdom teeth, for potential use in medical treatments.
Stem cells are the basis of the emerging field of regenerative medicine. According to research released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “Regenerative Medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace organ function lost due to age, disease, damage or congenital defects. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves. Regenerative medicine also empowers scientists to grow tissues and organs in the laboratory and safely implant them when the body cannot heal itself.”
"What makes this breakthrough significant is it gives parents an affordable and convenient opportunity to save their children's stem cells," said Dr. Silvestro Iommazzo, Associate Director Pediatric Dentistry at Jamaica Hospital. “With advancements in stem cell technologies and the discovery of dental stem cells, parents have the opportunity during their children’s natural tooth development - baby teeth and wisdom teeth are ideal stem cell candidates - to recover and bank their own stem cells for potential use in future regenerative medical treatments.”
“We’re proud to extend our network to Jamaica Hospital, and give patients the chance to participate in the most exciting and cutting edge stem cell breakthroughs today,” said Art Greco, CEO of StemSave. “We’re seeing remarkable applications in labs across the country, and we believe now is the time to save your own stem cells so families have the opportunity to take part in the treatments of the future.”
Dr. Iommazzo, along with other pediatric dentists at Jamaica Hospital, work closely with StemSave and parents to ensure that the process is safe, easy, and efficient. Dr. Iommazzo points out that collecting stem cells from teeth is non-invasive because it is done as part of routine dental procedures and at a point when the tooth is already going to come out.
Interested parents should meet with a dentist to find out if their child is a candidate for stem-cell preservation. An eligible tooth has an intact blood supply and should be healthy and free from infection. The ideal baby tooth is a newly loosed canine or incisor. An excessively loose tooth or one that has already fallen out is not a viable option because the blood supply to the dental pulp is cut off. While it is better to collect stem cells from younger patients, adults, up to approximately 55 years old, are also eligible to have stem cells collected from their teeth.
StemSave’s network of dentists is the largest in the US and continues to expand rapidly. Through StemSave, dentists are now able to play a greater role in the overall health of their patients by participating in groundbreaking stem cell recovery.
The science and application of stem cells to treat today’s most difficult diseases and injuries is no longer science fiction. With the recent news that stem cells have been used in organ transplants and tooth regeneration, coupled with the US Army’s $250 million investment in regenerative therapies, the promise of stem cells is being recognized today.
If you are interested in banking your child's stem cells from their teeth, please visit www.StemSave.com or call Jamaica Hospital's Dental Clinic at 718-206-6980.
StemSave provides an affordable and non-invasive method for the recovery and cryo-preservation of the powerful Adult Stem Cells found in teeth by teaming up with dentists to harvest stem cells during routine dental procedures. For more information, visit www.StemSave.com.
For StemSave, Inc.
Jonathan Freedman, 646-833-0204
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