Amniotic fluid is abundantly rich with stem cells that have superior regenerative capabilities and work as efficiently as any other high-quality regenerative stem cells. Amniotic fluid renewing stem cells can be used on a wide range of illnesses and cause minimum side effects after a stem cell procedure is conducted. Amniotic fluid stem cells are perfect to be used in different illness-related treatments, that require quick and safe assistance of regenerative stem cells.
As per the ethical understanding, amniotic stem cells have no negativity attached to their clinical usage and are being recommended by Stem Cell Therapy specialists around the world. Amniotic fluid-derived stem cells are regulated by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA and are approved by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).
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What are Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells?
The amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus in the womb of the mother which is like a sac and is formed during the initial weeks of pregnancy. Primarily, the amniotic fluid contains substances from the mother’s blood which is filtered naturally, this means its composition will be very similar to the mother’s plasma. Based on the utility of the amniotic fluid-derived stem cells in stem cell therapies, its usage has grown since the discovery that it also contains stem cells similar to other sources, meaning that they could become cells of any type of tissue.
If amniotic fluid-derived stem cells were administered to a patient’s muscle tissue, they will potentially be converted into muscle cells with time and the regeneration of the tissue would be quicker than if the muscle tissue had to be regenerated from the division of the muscle cells themselves which are there. This is called regenerative cell therapy, as the stem cells offer repair, regeneration, and restoration to the problem areas of the patients.
One astonishing quality of using amniotic fluid-derived stem cells in the stem cell therapy treatment as a source, is that once they are acquired, they are already doubled, in a day and a half’s time roughly showing their immense regenerative capacity. These stem cells have amazingly swift growth and multiplication pace, and almost have no risk of creating tumors or any other complexities after the procedures.
Why are they Significant in Regenerative Medicine?
Amniotic fluid stem cells are among the purest form of naturally available regenerative raw materials found in the human body. The usage of these stem cells in facilitating the recovery, regeneration, and restoration of illnesses that cause acute and chronic pain naturally is nothing less than a breakthrough in healthcare services. Over the years, thousands of successful stem cell treatments have been conducted using these amniotic stem cells, proving their efficiency and the guarantee of a better life after the patients undergo these highly effective treatments. Currently, multiple chronic illnesses are being treated through amniotic fluid stem cell therapies including the following:
Process Of Obtaining Amniotic Stem Cells
Amniotic stem cells can regenerate exceptionally fast. This is the basis of being called a stem cell and is being favored to be used in regenerative medicine therapies in advanced countries as well. These stem cells can also be used to produce a wide range of specialized cells that could be of great value in regenerative medicine therapies. An important gain of amniotic stem cells for medical applications is their ease in availability and procurement.
These cells can be collected from amniotic fluid from amniocentesis. Also, this is the procedure used to prenatally identify and diagnose the risks of genetic disorders in babies. Stem cells are extracted from the placenta and other related membranes, such as the umbilical cord, which are expelled from the mother’s body after she delivers her baby. Since there are increasing birthrates around the world, including Pakistan as well the availability of these cells is also easier and less hectic.
However, once the amniotic fluid is collected and the stem cells are processed, it must follow the same process of safekeeping and storage as explained in the umbilical cord stem cell collection process. The stem cells need to be frozen by the cryogenic process. Also, they must be stored at the right temperatures till they are needed by the patients in a stem cell therapy session.