The 411 On Stem Cells & Growth Factors: What are Growth Factors? Where Do They Come From?

11/08/2011 Osmosis Skincare 1 Comments

What are Growth Factors?

Growth factors are produced by the body to control growth, division and maturation of cells.  They are what regulate the division and production of cells.

Where do our Growth Factors come from?

We source our growth factors from adult stem cells that are derived from fat cells.  These fat cells are harvested from the subcutaneous fat of healthy adult donors.  We use an FDA approved facility that screens all donors.  Once harvested, the stem cells begin a growth cycle during which they generate growth factors. 

Beginning Source:

Adult stem cells derived from fat cells.

Stem cells transferred to a culture containing specific growth media.

Stem cells begin dividing.  During this process their growth factors are secreted.

150 – 300 growth factors and cytokines are secreted from the division of stem cells.  Cytokines work together with cells of the immune system in order to regulate the body’s response to disease and infection.  Cytokines also mediate normal cellular processes in the body.

We collect the growth factor secretions and leave the stem cells behind to continue division and secretion of growth factors.

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