Pluristem discusses uses for Stem Cells in the Placenta
Pluristem has found multiple uses for stem cells found in the placenta, a tissue that would otherwise be discarded. William Prather described how mesenchymal stromal cells from the placenta (PLX) can be expanded and then delivered to patients to affect many conditions and disease states, from promoting reconstitution of the hematopoietic system to treating aplastic anemia. How do these cell do it? PLX cells secrete angiogenesis-promoting and anti-inflammatory cytokines after being delivered to patients, so look for the main application to be the treatment of heart failure and peripheral vascular disease.
-Original content provided by an on-site blogger at the Stem Cells USA & Regenerative Medicine Congress