Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy in Andorra
Over the years, badly healed injuries and chronic pain can affect our quality of life. If you are an active person, an athlete or simply have an unremitting injury, you may be interested in this new field.
Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine focused on curing diseases with biological solutions that regenerate ageing or injured tissues. Regenerative medicine has an impact on different scientific areas such as cell therapy, genetic engineering or tissue engineering.
Cell therapy is a therapeutic strategy based on the use of cells.
Over recent years, it has become one of the most promising disciplines in the biomedical field. The first references to the use of cell therapy, a few decades back, relate to bone marrow transplants for the treatment of haematological diseases.
At present, the rise of regenerative medicine is mainly due to scientific progress in the knowledge of stem cells and their potential therapeutic use. Stem cells have the ability to renew themselves and generate different types of functional mature cells. They are called tissue regeneration units, because they are in charge of repairing and regenerating damaged organs and tissues. Cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that is used to repair tissues and organs that have been damaged as a result of traumatic, ischemic, inflammatory or degenerative lesions.
Following the latest scientific trends and developments in regenerative medicine, Andorra has been at the forefront of this field. The country has created the first bank of adult stem cells of Andorra and Spain, with the authorization of the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices. The centre has been approved to use stem cells in its treatments and applies the most innovative treatments and techniques, at an international level, with a great experience in the research and implementation of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma. It also has a highly specialized medical team and a laboratory of the latest generation, which allows them to offer personalized solutions to patients avoiding invasive surgeries.
The treatments of the centre are based on implementations of mesenchymal cells or platelet-rich plasma in patients who present the medical criteria for this type of treatment, with the objective of regenerating damaged musculoskeletal tissue, reducing inflammation and pain, and thus improving the quality of life of patients.
The Celular Clinic centre also allows, if the patient wishes, to store frozen adult stem cells at -196 ºC, stopping their biological age and aging process with the guarantee of being cryopreserved in the Principality of Andorra in a bank accredited by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) and guaranteeing the storage of biological material of the patient for a minimum of 10 years.
The storage allows for the stem cells to be available to treat possible future injuries.
Cell therapy in Andorra is recommended for pain treatment in the following cases:
- People with active lives
- Amateur athletes
- Active or retired professional athletes
- Injured people that want to avoid aggressive surgeries
The future of medicine is regenerative medicine: discover everything we can do for you in Andorra.
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