The termis America’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition, “The Path Forward for Regenerative Medicine: Traversing the Lab to the Patient”, was held in December 2017 in Charlotte, NC. The mission of the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society meeting is to bring together experts across the globe interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The society helps promote the discussion of current challenges as well as benefits of applying tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Researchers are showing stem cell therapy to be beneficial for a number of degenerative diseases that are not adequately treated using currently approved medical therapies. There is a clear unmet medical need and the global sharing of information is essential for the benefit of patients.
Researchers at Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina, East Carolina University and Duke University are actively involved in stem cell research but are still in the early stages. Due to governmental regulations implemented in the United States, stem cell research has been slow to advance. It was not until 2009, when President Obama lifted the ban on stem cell research, that academic centers began to fully fund stem cell research programs. International meetings, such as the termis Americas Conference, help scientists in the United States stay up to date on research being conducted globally.
The only FDA approved stem cell treatments available in North Carolina are bone marrow stem cells for bone marrow transplants and cord blood stem cells for certain blood disorders. The research being conducted in universities in North Carolina and across the United states will be instrumental in forwarding regenerative medicine across the globe. However, patients that want government approved stem cell therapy today, need to look to clinics outside the United States.
The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica provides government approved stem cell therapy for; Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, aging, COPD, diabetes, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, critical limb ischemia, and erectile dysfunction.
Stem cell treatment at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute is a safe, non-invasive, same-day procedure that takes only a few hours. Patients from Charlotte, Durham, Salem and Chapel Hill, North Carolina can experience the potential benefits of stem cell therapy today by scheduling an appointment with the experts at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute. Contact us to see if stem cell therapy is right for you.