Sunday, September 7, 2008

Stem Cell

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are the body’s “master” cells because they create all other tissues, organs and systems in the body.

The stem cells found in cord blood are the building blocks of your blood and immune system and most readily reproduce into:

Red Blood Cells - which carry oxygen to all the cells in the body.
White Blood Cells – which fight infection.
Platelets – which aid in clotting in the event of injury.

The ability of cord blood stem cells to differentiate, or change into other types of cells in the body is a new discovery that holds significant promise for many individuals.

First and Largest Stem Cell Banking and Therapeutics Company in Malaysia

StemLife is the first stem cell banking and therapeutics company in Malaysia. Established in 2001 with blessings from the Malaysian Government, StemLife was awarded the prestigious MSC status in 2002, BioNexus Status in 2007 and on 17 October 2006 the company went for listing on the MESDAQ. As of 2008, StemLife is a fully licensed cord blood banking facility under the Private Healthcare Services & Facilities Act (PHFS Act), 1998, under the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

StemLife is proud to be the first cord blood banking company in Malaysia to provide umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells for bone marrow transplantation in paediatric leukemia and adult stem cells for use in treatment of blood-related disorders, heart disease, foot ulcers and sports and trauma injuries. A founding member of the Asia Pacific Cord Blood Bank Consortium, an active participant in R&D projects, and with close collaborations with over 150 leading hospitals and over 450 renown specialists, StemLife is ranked as one of the largest and most reputable stem cell companies in South East Asia.

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