¿WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?
Stem cells are a specific type of cells available in several tissues of living multicellular organisms. They possess the ability to differentiate into specialized cell types and are found in our body at low numbers, but they have the capacity to increase their number to regenerate our bodies during our entire life. BFL takes advantage of this natural property and uses it at the laboratory, to multiply the cells in order to cryopreserve a high number of stem cells, because cell therapies require large numbers of cells.
In our laboratory, we cryopreserve two different types of stem cells: Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs). Each type comes from a different source and has a different potential use, which are summarized below: