Our center is a research affiliate of Cell Surgical Network (CSN). Carolina Stem Cell uses adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells for deployment & clinical research. Early stem cell research has traditionally been associated with the controversial use of embryonic stem cells. The new focus is on non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells which are found in a person's own blood, bone marrow and fat. Most stem cell treatment centers in the world are currently using stem cells derived from bone marrow. Recent technological advances enable Carolina Stem Cell to use adipose derived stem cells. Autologous stem cells from a person's own fat are easy to harvest safely under local anesthesia and are abundant in quantities up to 2500 times those seen in bone marrow.
We are now actively engaged in IRB approved studies looking into the treatment of the following conditions/illnesses: Neck Arthritis and Spine Disease, Back Arthritis and Spine Disease, Knee Problems, Hip Problems, Elbow and Hand Problems, Shoulder Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Peripheral Neuropathy , Parkinson's Disease , Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke, Asthma, Post MI Myocardial Infarction, Lung Disease , Congestive Heart Failure CHF and Cardiomyopathy, Relapsing Polychondritis, Lupus , Autoimmune Hepatitis, Crohns Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis , Myasthenia Gravis, Lichen Sclerosus Macular Degeneration , Glaucoma, Retinitis Pigmentosaread more