Module V: Stem Cell Harvesting and Isolation

Module V

Hands On - Module V - Jul. 21-22


Through the use of stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine is a revolutionary approach to restore, rejuvenate, and regenerate cells, tissues, or organs that are diseased or injured. Module V of the Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapies provides an efficient, validated, and compliant office-based method for the isolation of autologous adult stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Autologous adult stem cell harvesting involves the removal of bone marrow or adipose tissue from the patient followed by a laboratory process that isolates the stem cells from the aspirate. Platelet rich plasma is an autologous product obtained from whole blood via density gradient centrifugation. The course curriculum consists of home study materials, plus two days of combination didactic, hands-on clinical, and laboratory experience, as well as an onsite preceptor visit.

Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Review basis concepts of stem cell biology
  • Compare and contrast adipose harvesting techniques
  • Analyze bone marrow harvesting techniques
  • Perform adipose and bone marrow harvesting techniques
  • Possess a working knowledge and demonstrate proficiency in good tissue practices, aseptic technique, sterile technique, as well as the tumescent technique
  • Demonstrate competence in operating various laboratory equipment utilized to process adult stem cells and platelet rich plasma
  • Participate in cell counting and validation techniques analyzing live samples
  • Participate in the collection and processing of platelet rich plasma
  • Learn best practices for implementing regenerative medicine treatments in an office setting
  • Gain access to protocols, forms, recommended supplies, and equipment lists to successfully implement regenerative medicine treatments in an office setting
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring during a personalized site visit following the course
  • Review current IRB-approved treatment protocols for many degenerative conditions, including:  COPD, critical limb ischemia, heart failure, type II diabetes, erectile dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, interventional pain, etc.