Adipose tissue is the fatty tissue in the body. It is a loose connective tissue composed mostly of fat cells. In addition, adipose tissue contains many other functional cells, and is a convenient source of a number of cell types potentially useful in therapy. This includes the population which is the source of mesenchymal stromal cells used in MedXCell products.
MSC’s are a population of cells which can be isolated from human tissue such as bone marrow and adipose tissue based on definitive characteristics. These populations of cells have important functional capabilities such as immune modulation, inflammation modulation and tissue repair through their cell signalling abilities and ability to self-transform into a number of differentiated cell types upon appropriate stimulation. Such abilities are exploited in cell therapy when MSC’s are injected into a site of injury or disease.