Oristem stem cell banking service now available in more countries
Pharmacells' stem cell banking service, Oristem, which allows adults of any age to store cells ready to treat diseases that they may get later in life, is now available in six countries worldwide. Since the launch of the product in the UK in 2011, Pharmacells has expanded reach to Hong Kong, China, Lebanon, Pakistan, Ireland and the US, with negotiations under way in a number of other countries.
Until the initial launch of Oristem, it was only possible to store cells using invasive, costly techniques - designed to access cell types that have already "chosen" pathways within the body. The cell type stored using the Oristem method is significantly less mature, which means that they have much more potential for use within personalised treatments, therapies or pharmaceuticals.