[News] NeoStem Ranked Number 1 Fastest Growing Company in the Tri-State Region on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500(TM)

NeoStem Ranked Number 1 Fastest Growing Company in the Tri-State Region on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500(TM) NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NBS) (“NeoStem” or the “Company”), an emerging market leader in the fast growing cell therapy industry, today announced it ranked number 1 in the Tri-State region and number 7 na...more

[Media] Cell Transplantation Cover Featured on Enhance Cell Bank Research

Cell Transplantation Cover Featured on Enhance Cell Bank Research With regarding to FISH and immunohistochemical study, we had demonstrated that PBSCs was observed on hair follicle characterized by increasing collagen fiber, elastin fiber and hyaluronic acid as well as its receptor CD44 on dermis and subcutaneous after ...more

What can doctors do actively for their patients instead of passively curing diseases? This is the question I often ask myself......more

Enhance Cell Bank is among the best stem cell companies with proven expertise and unique experience in cell process optimization......more

Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells.......more

In 2009, Enhance Cell Bank acquired NeoStem exclusive patent for stem cell application technology for China and Taiwan.....more

Q:Why store peripheral stem cells?

Aging is inevitable. As we age, our cells are subject to external and internal aging factors, making our DNA susceptible to damage and mutation and causing our cell’s function and ability to deteriorate. We have about 60 trillion cells in our human body. Everyday, around 600 to 1200 billion cells die in our body. At the same time, adult stem cells serve as the maintenance and repair system to replenish damaged cells. When the rate of ......more

Q:Can I use my child’s umbilical cord blood as a source of younger stem cells?

Umbilical cord blood must be collected immediately upon birth. While there are hematopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells in the cord blood, the numbers thereof are limited. Furthermore, for average adult to make practical use of the cord blood stem cells, there has to be sufficient amount of the stem cells. If this is the case, pairing is required. Often times, the pairing process fails due to issues of repellence. If not for s......more

Q:What is G-CSF?

G-CSF (Granulocyte colony Stimulating Factor) is a glycoprotein that stimulates the bone marrow to produce granulocytes and stem cells and release them into the bloodstream. Beside the effect on the hematopoietic system, G-CSF can also act on neuronal cells as a neurotrophic factor. The action of G-CSF in the central nervous system is to induce neurogenesis, to increase the neuroplasticity and to counteract apoptosis. G-CSF is also u......more

Q:Why inject G-CSF?

After the injection of G-CSF, several different cells, including but not limited to, HSCs, MSCs, B-cell, T-Cell Lymphoma, will be stimulated and released into the bloodstream. The amount of stem cells stimulated and released into the bloodstream will vary depending on the conditions of each individual. It is possible for the amount to increase ten- or even hundredfold. Using the technique for collecting peripheral blood bone marrow ste......more

Q:Is G-CSF safe?

In the beginning of 2011, the Journal of Blood Society published a paper on the safety of G-CSF administration. The number of subjects who participated in the experiments neared 4000. After 12 years follow up, the subjects displayed no side effects and adverse event. The article was published in January, 2011. For reference, please refer to: http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/content/114/18/3757.full ...more

Q:Besides infectious diseases and coagulant diseases, what other conditions or circumstances would make an individual inapt to collect peripheral blood stem cells?

■ Individuals with chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or Aplastic Amenia, or individuals undergoing chemotherapy. ■ Pregnant women, and women in the process of breast-milk feeding. ■ Individuals with Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Thrombo-Embolic disease. ■ Individuals with mental diseases or individuals on drugs containing Lithium. ■ Individuals who take antibiotics to reduce inflammations. If an ......more

Q:What is the age limit for peripheral blood stem cells collection?

As long as you maintain a healthy body, and that you react well to G-CSF, once you have reached twenty years of age, you will be eligible to have your peripheral blood stem cells collected. There is no age limit for the collection. However, as you age, both the number of your stem cells and the quality of which may decrease and deteriorate respectively; so, we advise that you put in reserve your stem cells as early as possible. ...more

Q:What’s the best interval between multiple PBSC collection?

According to clinical trials and research conducted, as early as 22 days after the first round of collection may you undergo the second round of collection. Additionally, the standard in the U.S. today is to wait three months before the second round of collection. We advise that, to ensure adequate restoration of both of your physical and mental states to their ideal levels, you wait for at least a year before undergoing the second rou......more

Q:Could I collect my peripheral blood stem cells when I’m sick?

For certain diseases or illnesses, the individual could still collect his or her stem cells after proper treatment. However, diseases and illnesses may have a negative impact on the body, it is possible that such negative impact may cause the body to react badly to G-CSF injection. If this happens, the number of stem cells Would be drastically lowered than average. Therefore, we still hold that it is better to preserve your stem cel......more

Q:Where does Enhance Cell Bank store my stem cells?

We store our clients' stem cells in the "Taiwan Stem Cell Storehouse." This storehouse utilizes nationally certified cell storage equipment and has also been awarded the internationally recognized ISO9001 certificate of cell storage....more

Q:Does Enhance Cell Bank use blood bags or cryotubes to store my stem cells?

In order to reserve the flexibility for different therapeutic use, we would sort your stem cells, depending on the number and density thereof, into cryo tubes and reserve them accordingly. ...more

Q:How would Enhance Cells Bank perform the quality control in order to eliminate any foreseeable risks?

We inspect and monitor every step of the process very seriously. These processes include: The entire process is carried out in compliance with high GTP Laboratory standards in a dust-free environment. In order to prevent laboratory personnel from pollution blood samples, we will conduct inspections both prior to and after the process, to ensure that the environment remains dust-free. The tubes will not be put into storage tank un......more

Q:How long can stem cells be stored ?

Stem cells are stored at or below -180 degrees Celsius, where biological activity ceases. Scientists have reported that cryogenically preserved cells have no expiration date, and frozen stem cells possibly can be stored indefinitely. Therefore, your stem cells remain viable for therapeutic use when thawed. ...more

Q:How does Enhance Cell Bank preserve the vitality of stem cells?

A key to preserve both viability and functionality of stem cells requires very dedicated efforts. Enhance Cell Bank specifically developed a rapid and efficient process to dramatically eliminate any potential damage to stem cells. This process results in highest stem cells survival rate. In addition, a temperature-controlled cryopreservation instrument is used to freeze stem cells to prevent any ice crystal formation during the freezin......more