Global Stem Cells Group announces an agreement with the South Korean biotechnology giant known as Rokit Healthcare to represent the company’s technology in the Latin American market.
The Global Stem Cells Group (GSCG) a world leader in Regenerative Medicine Technologies has signed an agreement with South Korean-based Rokit Healthcare, an esteemed bioprinter manufacturer that is committed to advancing the field of regenerative medicine and bettering the quality of life of people around the world.
The field of bioprinting is an extremely new one, but it shows great promise. Simply, it is the automated, computer aided deposition of bio-materials (which are cells, growth factors, and biocompatible polymers) for the manufacturing of functional human tissues or organs. Growth factors are harvested and used with a proprietary printing technology to create or regenerative damaged or diseased organs. Rokit Healthcare does this primarily through the proliferation of a machine that they dub an ‘organ regenerator’– it looks like a 3D printer, but instead of using plastics to create things, they use cells and materials that will be safe to implant within the human body.
The process of 3D bioprinting human tissues and organs is a revolutionary technology in the field of tissue engineering. One of the major challenges in regenerative medicine research and tissue engineering is mimicking the micro and macro environment of human tissues. In response to this challenge, advances in additive manufacturing have inspired scientists in Korea to develop novel bioprinting technology, for human tissues and organs.
With the advancements of 3D printing and regenerative medicine working together, the potential is seemingly limitless for the spreading of bioprinting technology, a process that is known as 4D Printing– and Global Stem Cells Group, in an effort make this revolutionary technology available to patients, has forged an agreement with Rokit Healthcare to promote, and distribute the company’s technology in Latin America-
The Invivo 4D Printer is Rokit Healthcare’s flagship product, and it is one that revolutionizes the application of regenerative medicine and growth factor-based therapies. creating a solution for personalized and improved patient care. By leveraging a combination of 3D and bioprinting technologies, it can better distribute a patient’s autologous tissues and cells, making it an invaluable tool for those that are looking to improve the efficacy of their results, especially for certain dermatological conditions including scarring.
“We’re extremely excited about this new opportunity and look forward to working with Rokit,” Says Benito Novas, CEO of the Global Stem Cells Group, “The Invivo 4D Printer is in a position to turn the practice of regenerative medicine onto its head, and we are planning on creating a training center in Cancun, Mexico exclusively to showcase and instruct other physicians in this cutting-edge technology,”
About Global Stem Cells Group
Global Stem Cells Group (GSCG) is a worldwide network that combines seven major medical corporations, each focused on furthering scientific and technological advancements to lead cutting-edge stem cell development, treatments, and training. The united efforts of GSCG’s affiliate companies provide medical practitioners with a one-stop hub for regenerative medicine solutions that adhere to the highest medical standards.
About ROKIT :
ROKIT Healthcare is a global healthcare company that is committed to providing an effective and autologous organ regeneration platform. In order to undertake this daunting task, the company uses proprietary biofabrication technologies that show promise in treating several types of diseases in the field of regenerative medicine. Through the proliferation of 4D bioprinting technology, autologous stem cell technologies, ROKIT Healthcare believes that supplying an avenue for organ regeneration will drastically change the way that everyday people trust and manage their own body.
One of the treatments that the FDA approved for knee arthritis is a Hyalronic Acid (HA) injection, sometimes also known as Viscosupplementation. It has been incredibly successful for knee arthritis. In fact, so successful that many physicians are starting to use it on other parts of the body, like the hip and shoulder, which the FDA does not approve of.
HA, when injected, works like the fluid that naturally surrounds your joints. This fluid can be like a lubricant for your joints, and absorb shock, allowing bones that otherwise cause arthritis pain cause much less. Over time, it is even absorbed into the joint, which can cause the body to create a more stable cartilage all on its own.
The evidence for this treatment is astounding, with a systematic review of 76 trials, all of which were randomized controller trials. The review noted that HA, when injected, can benefit function, reduce pain, and can be a reliable and effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis.
On the other hand, there is PRP therapy. Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, which is a type of blood that has 6 to 10 times more platelets than what is normally found in blood. They even contain many growth factors, such as Epidermal Growth Factor, Connective Tissue Growth Factor, and many more. These can help heal injured parts of the body by using the bodies natural healing tools.
However, PRP is not regulated by the FDA, and devices that are used to make PRP require said approval. Aside from this, multiple studies shoe that PRP can be very effective in the treatment of tendon injuries, as well as for osteoarthritis. This treatment can even help in the reduction of pain. There are even more studies being conducted on whether it can help other things, such as hair regrowth, cardiac muscle repair, and even dermatologic rejuvenation.
So should you use HA injections, or PRP?
In many studies, PRP has bee demonstrated to work just as well, if not better than HA. HA is also only FDA approved for the knee, meaning that it is not approved or covered for the use in any other joint. Also, the risk of infection and rejection is far less while using PRP, as it is a substance that comes from your own body, and contains white blood cells, which can help fight infection.
PRP also saves money in the long run, as using HA in a joint other than the knee is not FDA approved or covered by insurance. As a result, it can cost your patient 1500$ or more. This can even be on top of various other charges, such as doctors visits, and even the injection itself. PRP, on the other hand, only costs from 800 to 1200$ out of pocket.
So PRP has been demonstrated to be just as effective, if not better, than HA injections when it comes to arthritis pain. It does not pose a risk for infection or and auto-immune reaction either, and is even far cheaper than HA. So picking which one to use should be a no-brainer.
Despite what the name may imply, not all people who suffer from Tennis Elbow even play tennis. In fact, most of them aren’t. Many of them can be painters, butchers, plumbers, carpenters, and even much any career which can overuse the muscles in the forearm. This can cause the tendons elbow to become painful and inflamed.
The most common treatment for Tennis Elbow after the injury has taken place is rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, and generally physical therapy if it is needed. However, this is more of a temporary fix than a longstanding one. In many cases, if untreated, the pain will worsen, and many need things such as braces for their arm, injects of steroids, and shock wave therapy. Sometimes, although not often, they might even need surgery.
Most insurance companies are able to cover this surgery, as it is deemed medically necessary. However, it does not always end up with the best results. On occasion, surgery may even leave you in more pain than you were in before, potentially causing the need for more surgeries.
So as an alternative for surgery, perhaps try PRP, or Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy? This is a pretty simple procedure that utilizes the platelets and cells in your own body to heal your arm from the inside out. We just take out a bit of your blood, put it in a centrifuge, and extract the PRP to use on your injury. After awhile, it become good as new, without any need for surgery. It also does not need any anti-inflammatory medications, which can lower the side effects that you will see from medications and multiple surgeries.
So try it out if you would like a more holistic way of healing yourself.