Exosomes

Exosomes

What are exosomes?

Mesenchymal stem cells that are involved in cell communication create exosomes, a kind of extracellular vesicles. Other cells respond to the exosomes’ message signals and adjust their behavior as a result. These advantageous signalers can now be directly delivered by scientists as opposed to using stem cells.

Using proprietary processing, Exosomes are isolated from donated human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells and purified. Since they are stem cell-derived, they bring a wide array of growth factors. Thanks to their small and nimble form, exosomes can remain hidden in the bloodstream, and carry multiple doses of proteins across barriers that cells are not able to cross.

Donor ethics and non-reactive FDA approved serological screening includes:

How are exosome treatments different from PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. It begins with centrifuging a patient’s blood so we can concentrate the growth factors and platelets naturally present. PRP however does not provide any stem cells or exosomes because as we age our bodies contain less and less stem cells in our blood.

PRP involves concentrating only growth factors and platelets to be injected into the patient. Often, patients and sometimes doctors confuse PRP with concentrated stem cells but blood is not the optimal source to obtain stem cells. Originally stem cells would come from fat collected during liposuction. But that process is very labor intensive and not worth the effort especially when considering that stem cells are not as potent as the source patient has aged.

Yes. Several diseases, including HIV, Hepatitis, and others, are tested in exosomes. Each package includes the results of the tests run.

Exosomes enter cells and release their message in less than 24 hours; they DO NOT remain in tissue; however, the miRNA and mRNA that are associated with the message do.

There are really not many restrictions. Most patients return to work or their routine that day. You can exercise and do your normal routine. It is advised to avoid aspirin, Naproxen, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for 4 days following the procedure.

Patients are advised to:

  • Drink a lot of fluid one day prior to the procedure
  • Avoid Aspirin, Naproxen, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs 4 days prior to the procedure and 4 days after the procedure.

Are exosomes tested for HIV, Hepatitis and other infectious diseases?

Yes. Several diseases, including HIV, Hepatitis, and others, are tested in exosomes. Each package includes the results of the tests run.

How long do they last in your body?

Exosomes enter cells and release their message in less than 24 hours; they DO NOT remain in tissue; however, the miRNA and mRNA that are associated with the message do.

Are there any restrictions after the procedure?

There are really not many restrictions. Most patients return to work or their routine that day. You can exercise and do your normal routine. It is advised to avoid aspirin, Naproxen, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for 4 days following the procedure.

What preparation do I need for the day of the procedure?

Patients are advised to:
-Drink a lot of fluid one day prior to the procedure
-Avoid Aspirin, Naproxen, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs 4 days prior to the procedure and 4 days after the procedure.