Health Canada has approved Osiris’ Prochymal, a mesenchymal stem cell treatment, for severe cases of pediatric Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD). Prochymal is a preparation of mesenchymal stem cells, which are obtained from the bone marrow of healthy young adult donors. The stem cells are separated out from the marrow and expanded in culture, so that one donation [...]
Mesenchymal stem cells
Mesenchymal stem cells give rise to a variety of cell types: bone cells (osteocytes), cartilage cells (chondrocytes), fat cells (adipocytes), and other kinds of connective tissue cells such as those in tendons.