The Institute of Regenerative Medicine (IRM) is proud to announce that we have added a cutting edge device to our Stem Cell Laboratory. This device called a “Flow Cytometer” is capable to precisely identifying specific Stem Cells in our patient’s bone marrow, fat, and blood samples. This means, that we can now identify specific types of Stem Cells in our patients, as well as the specific numbers of these regenerative cells. In addition, we can verify that these cells are alive at the time of their use.
Typically Flow Cytometry devices are only found in large research laboratories at Universities or large biomedical companies. IRM has made the commitment to our patients to bring this highly sophisticated device into our laboratory to serve our patients better and offer the most advanced technologies available. Ultimately this technology provides us with the most advanced data, which allows us to optimize out patient outcomes.
The Image above is a data sample from our Flow Cytometer. In this sample we identified the presence of Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) in a patients bone marrow. The colorful display shows the identified Stem Cells in purple, blue, green, yellow and orange depending on the density of the cells and their size (diameter). The number of Stem Cells is displayed under “Live Cells” as 6.96 Million cells. Only live cells are counted. This data is available within minutes after a sample of bone marrow, fat, or blood is obtained. The data helps guide our physicians in their decision making and verifies that live Stem Cells are transplanted.
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