December 1, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Cell assisted lipotransfer

3 min read

Two emerging acronyms in the for-profit stem cell world that remain unknown to most academic stem cell scientists, but that are generating the most buzz are: SVF and CAL. These are two fat acronyms. What? These acronyms relate to adipose (fat) stem cell-based procedures. SVF stands for “stromal vascular fraction”. SVF is, for lack of a better word, a fat extract. There is even a wiki page on SVF (which has the model image above) that is mostly accurate, but needs some work. To …Read More

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Over the last few weeks, I have enjoyed talking with and interviewing Dr. Allan Wu, of The Morrow Institute on stem cell cosmetic procedures. I was impressed greatly by his talk at the World Stem Cell Summit last year. Dr. Wu is a fellowship trained Surgical Molecular Biologist with a background in Molecular Embryology and a board certified Cosmetic Surgeon actively practicing  Aesthetic Reconstructive and Regenerative Surgery. Below is my interview him. I hope you enjoy it and find it as thought-provoking as I did. Paul …Read More