Stem cells can grow and develop into any cell type of the body. They are not rejected, but are accepted by the body as its own cells. In Stemgenics’ breakthrough process, cells from a small patch of skin are placed in cell culture. Our patent-pending functionalized nanoparticles are added and the skin cells are reprogrammed into stem cells.
These functionalized reprogramming nanoparticles are DNA- and virus-free. In contrast to virally-reprogrammed cells, the genome of personalized stem cells generated with the functionalized nanoparticles is intact and applicable for human use. These stem cells can be used in regenerative medicine without fear of rejection or immune response.
Generation of stem cells is highly efficient, so quantities of stem cells are readily available.