Dental stem cell bank opens in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2010, 22:31
Mumbai: In a first, an Indian company has partnered with a French institute to set up a bank for dental stem cells, which can be used for various therapeutic applications.

"'Stemade Biotech' will extract stem cells from dental pulp (live tissue found inside all healthy tooth) and preserve it under special condition. These stem cells can be used for various therapeutic applications," said Deepak Ghaisas, Chairman of Gencoval Strategic Services Pvt Ltd, the parent company for Stemade.

"As compared to other sources, window for banking stem cells from the dental pulp is greater...The novelty of dental stem cells is that they can be easily acquired and preserved for future application purposes," Franck Chaubron, CEO, Institut Clinident Biopharma told PTI.

"It is safer, easier and has more applications. The partnership allows 'Stemade Biotech to use the innovative technique of collecting dental pulp," he said.

Chaubron is the innovator and licensor of the patented technology for extraction and preservation of stem cells obtained from dental pulp.

"The valuable stem cells, building blocks of every human body, are to be extracted from primary teeth (milk teeth) and wisdom teeth," Ghaisas said.

The stem cells have potential to treat various hereditary diseases. These cells, found in certain organs and tissues (bone marrow, adipose tissue, pulp of teeth), repair and regenerate tissues and organs of the body.


First Published: Friday, September 10, 2010, 22:31

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