August 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell cosemtics

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