Adipose tissue continues to generate interest as a preferred source of regenerative stem cells. The stem cells isolated from adipose tissue are abundant, easily extracted via lipo-aspiration, and they are capable of differentiation into numerous cell types. In fact, the stem cells from adipose tissue are found to be equivalent, if not superior to bone marrow stem cells, in terms of cell differentiation (maturation), angiogenesis (new vascular growth) and anti-inflammatory effects. For these reasons, adipose-derived stem cells hold particular promise in the field of regenerative medicine. Large quantities of adipose-derived stem cells may be collected in a single procedure, without the need for cell culture expansion.
Given the inherent advantages of using adipose tissue as a source of regenerative cells, and because current methods of isolating regenerative cells from lipoaspirate specimens are time- and labor-intensive, Tissue Genesis has developed a point-of-care automated Icellator Cell Isolation System™ capable of recovering and delivering tens of millions of regenerative cells in about an hour.