Miami, FL, December 19, 2022 – The International Association for Stem Cell Application (ISSCA) has announced plans to host Applications of Stem Cell Therapies in Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, a regenerative medicine conference, in Cancun, Mexico, April 22, 23, and 24, 2023.
Growing knowledge can turn the tide in the clinical and translational spectrum of stem-cell-based research and therapy, and several obstacles must be overcome. ISSCA’s International Conference, champions new ideas to propel the shift from traditional healthcare to regenerative medicine and therapies. The Conference will also emphasize the role of cutting technology and developments in all areas of stem cell research.
April 22nd & 23rd
The Cancun event will feature a panel of internationally renowned experts on stem cells and regenerative medicine, who will offer a two-day rigorous scientific discourse on critical topics in stem cell research and clinical applications. Topics of focus at the conference include: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; updates in Stem Cell research Clinical applications of regenerative medicine and cellular therapies; the latest methods of harvest and isolation, and Non-invasive surgical protocols; strategies for successful delivery of cell products; Ethical and regulatory issues in stem cell technology; and taking advantage of the latest technologies to improve marketing and networking.
The third day of the conference (April 24th) will involve intensive hands-on training sessions with ISSCA-certified instructors on stem cell therapy’s aesthetic and clinical applications.
Participants will gain experience and access to different technologies, brands, and products for stem cell therapy.
The leading international conference offers an excellent opportunity for medical practitioners and stakeholders to network and learn from the best in the industry.
All practitioners and stakeholders in the medical sector are invited, including:
- Doctors Researchers & innovators,
- Decision-makers and funding agencies,
- Experts seeking collaborative work on stem cell technology,
- Professional bodies, and
- Marketing professionals.
To learn more about the ISSCA Cancun, Mexico conference and to make a reservation, visit the https://www.issca.us/issca-world-conferences/ website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +1305 560 5337.
The International Society for Stem Cell Application (ISSCA) is a multidisciplinary community of scientists and physicians who aspire to treat diseases and lessen human suffering through advances in science, technology, and regenerative medicine.
ISSCA updates its members on advances in stem cell research, MSC, exosomes, and regenerative medicine.
The ISSCA’s vision is to take a leadership position in promoting excellence and setting standards in the regenerative medicine fields of publication, research, education, training, and certification.
The international community provides a platform for practitioners to interact with scientists and build medical networks necessary for marketing.
As a medical specialty, regenerative medicine standards and certifications are essential, which is why ISSCA offers certification training in cities worldwide. The goal is to encourage more physicians to practice regenerative medicine and make it available to patients nationally and internationally. Incorporated under the Republic of Korea as a non-profit company, the ISSCA is focused on fostering excellence and standards in regenerative medicine.
About Global Stem Cells Group
Global Stem Cells Group is the parent company of six companies that are dedicated to stem cell research, solutions, and technology training. The group was founded in 2012 and combines dedicated researchers, patient educators, and physician trainers with the shared goal of meeting the need for high-end stem cell solutions and treatments.
Given that the group has a singular focus in this field, it is uniquely positioned to become the global leader in cellular medicine. In addition, by bringing together leading professionals in cellular medicine, it can discover issues that the industry faces and focus its research and development in this area. This specialization has, undoubtedly, enabled it to come up with solutions that address some of the significant issues that most stakeholders are facing in the industry.
Global Stem Cells Group is a publicly traded company operating under the symbol MSSV. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/mssv/
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tracer ink—a “stem cell tattoo”—that provides the ability to monitor stem cells in unprecedented detail after they’re injected.
The research findings, titled “Bifunctional Magnetic Silica Nanoparticles for Highly Efficient Human Stem Cell Labeling,” was published in June in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Already emerging as an ideal probe for noninvasive cell tracking, the technology has the potential to revolutionize stem cell research by arming scientists with the ability to visually follow the pathways and effectiveness of stem cell therapies in the body, in real time.
“Tattoo” tracer can help further development of stem cell therapies
University of Toronto biomedical engineering professor Hai-Ling Margaret Cheng, a biomedical engineer who specializes in medical imaging, says the new technology allows researchers to actually see and track stem cells after they’re injected. Cheng hopes the technique will help expedite the development and use of stem cell therapies.
Working with colleague Xiao-an Zhang, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, Cheng developed a singular chemical compound known as a contrast agent that acts as a tracer. Composed of manganese, an element that naturally occurs in the body, this tracer compound, called MnAMP, bathes stem cells in a green solution, rendering them traceable inside the body under MRI.
Stem cell tracer ink allows long term cell tracking
The contrast agent “ink” first enters a stem cell by penetrating its membrane. Once inside, it stimulates a chemical reaction that prevents it from seeping out of the cell the same way it entered. Previous versions of contrast agents easily escaped cells. By establishing a way to contain the ink within the cell’s walls, the research team achieved the ability to track the cells long term once they are inside the body.
According to Cheng, some basic contrast agents are already available for use in humans, but none are capable of tracking cells over a long period of time. Contrast agents work by illuminating the deepest and darkest corners of a person’s internal architecture so they appear clearly under X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and MRIs. An example of a currently used contrasting agent would be the barium sulfate solution given to patients to help diagnose certain disorders of the esophagus, stomach, or intestines.
The thick substance coats the esophagus and other areas of the body with an illuminating compound, making them visible in an x-ray or CT scan. But the barium solution is eliminated from the body within 2 – 3 days or less. Before the stem cell tattoo tracer ink was developed, surgery was the only option for scientists to get a literal glance of a cells’ destiny after it was injected into the body. Now, researchers can track the results in real time, without resorting to any invasive procedures.
“Before, we could not visually track the cells once they were introduced into the body,” Cheng says. “Now we have the ability to view cells in a non-invasive manner using MRI, and monitor them for potentially a very long time.”
Cell tracer technology still in developmental stage
Currently the tracer ink technology is still in the early development phase and requires more animal testing. Cheng is hopeful it can proceed to human clinical trials in about 10 years. While Cheng has already proven that tattooing an animal’s embryonic stem cell doesn’t affect its ability to transform into a functional heart cell, rat, or even a pig (which better represents a human’s size), larger models are up for evaluation next.
In those test cases, researchers will cut off and reduce blood flow in the animals to mimic the effects of damage caused by a human heart attack. Cardiac stem cells pre-tagged with Cheng’s ink tracer technology will then be injected into the damaged tissue. Using MRI to monitor the luminous inked stem cells in action, researchers can non-invasively follow where in the body they’re traveling and more easily determine if the new cells are responsible for restoring normal heart rhythm.
Before it can be tested in humans, the chemical tracer will also have to pass rigorous toxicology tests to ensure its safety.