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FDA alleges Cell Surgical Network links to US Stem Cell & COVID plan

Sean Berman Cell Surgical Network, ACT

The FDA has sought injunctions in federal court against two stem cell clinic firms including the clinic chain Cell Surgical Network headquartered here in California and US Stem Cell in Florida. According to new documents filed by the government in federal court here in California there may be more ties between the clinic firms than […]

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What is Wharton’s jelly & its possible clinical uses?

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For more than a year in my first job as a scientist I isolated cells from umbilical cord veins and then tossed the tissue away, never realizing there was more there that could be useful in the form of something called Wharton’s jelly. What’s in this article Umbilical cord histology & Wharton’s jelly | What

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US Stem Cell clinic loses appeal, could impact pending Cali case?

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The FDA filed two suits against unproven stem cell clinic firms in 2018 seeking permanent injunctions against them including US Stem Cell in Florida and Cell Surgical Network, et al. here in California. There’s been a major new development in this story that I see as good news. Court rejects US Stem Cell clinic appeal

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Mesenchymal cells or MSCs: definition, clinical potential, challenges

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I confess that I’m old enough to remember when the acronym MSC stood unambiguously for “mesenchymal stem cells”, but should it refer to a broader term like “mesenchymal cells”? The field has moved in that direction. I think that’s the best way to go too and I’ll explain why. The goal of today’s post is

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Patients stem cell Q&A#1: can clinic injections cause GVHD?

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People ask me questions about stem cells all the time so I decide to do a new blog series answering your questions. Today’s post is  the first in this new stem cell Q&A series. Past series have included my Elephant in the Lab series that provides some insights into the craziness that sometimes goes on

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In landmark step, judge does not defer to FDA in stem cell clinic chain case, orders full trial

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In what could be a serious legal warning sign for the stem cell field, California federal district court Judge Jesus Bernal denied the government’s motion for summary judgement against Cell Surgical Network, et al. related to their marketing of an unproven fat stem cell product via their chain of clinics. The FDA is seeking a

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Why did clinic supplier Liveyon halt sales but others kept going despite FDA?

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Umbilical “stem cell” supplier Liveyon has suspended sales of its products according to the WaPo after a harsh FDA warning letter. While not fully shutting off the tap to the perinatal stem cell clinic universe, as other suppliers including in Utah seem to be continuing, this Liveyon voluntary hold will equal a major reduction in

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My Regenerative medicine pub tracking 100s of stem cell clinics over 3 years

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I’m a biologist and genetics researcher, but as I have time I still squeeze in a little research on stem cell clinics when I can, and my new pub in Regenerative Medicine is notable for looking at changes in clinic firms in a unique kind of way. In the paper I went back to the

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