Overview

  • As women, we face multiple challenges in maintaining our good health. Childbirth, age, nutrition, domestic pressures, periods…there are so many factors which affect our body. Today, however, research shows us that those very same things are giving us a biological advantage like never before.

    "Only we women have the power to take care of our health in the future and that of our genetically related family members (our precious children, siblings & parents)."

    Yes! Our periods (those hated things) are a rich source of Mesenchymal stem cells. These self renewing cells are being researched the world over, with new and exciting possibilities for therapeutic use looming large.

    These amazing cells are found month on month, in your periods. So 'those 4 days' are actually more of a monthly miracle than a monthly curse.


    Femme – Period Power preserved!

    LifeCell International, pioneers of stem cell banking in India, now bring you an exclusive service – LifeCell Femme. To help you preserve those invaluable stem cells from your monthly menstrual cycle.

    LifeCell Femme helps you collect and preserve these vital stem cells from your menstrual blood (you can do it in the privacy of your home) in a totally non invasive and painless way.

    Stem cells are extracted from this blood and cryo-preserved at our state of the art laboratory, till you attain the age of 60. You can use it anytime you like, to take care of your future health and that of your family!

Stem Cells

  • Stem cells are the ‘master’ cells of the body. They are the basic building blocks of the body which have the potential to develop into many different cell types and tissues. They can multiply unlimitedly and rapidly to replenish damaged cells and tissues. Most importantly, they are self renewing. Simply put, they can be used to repair or duplicate any tissue in any organ in the body.

    This is the reason why stem cell research is so advanced in medicine today. They are already being used to treat over 75 blood disorders, and are now showing potential to treat other diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


  • Period Power

    If you’ve been cursing the ‘curse’, think again. Period power is a gift from Mother Nature, that’s marked ‘Women Only’. The monthly cycle could well empower you to take care of your health in future.

    That's because your periods are a source of stem cells – Mesenchymal stem cells. Stem cells which have enormous future potential to treat serious ailments.

    Your period power is actually a boon to you and your genetically related family members.

    Do you know why there are Mesenchymal stem cells present in menstrual blood? It's because of the process that takes place inside the uterus.

    Menstruation is a monthly biological process wherein the woman's body sheds the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium). It occurs during the reproductive age of the woman. During menstruation, the body sheds menstrual fluid of 35-80 ml, which is a mix of blood and the tissues of the uterine lining.

    Before your periods the lining of the endometrium is subject to rapid growth called ‘angiogenisis’ and it expands by 5-7 mm in thickness. Menstrual stem cells come from this uterine lining (endometrium), that is shed during periods.

    Did you know, that in human adults, ‘Angiogenesis’ occurs only in the female reproductive organ (our uterus)!

Advantages

Mesenchymal Stem Cells vs Bone marrow stem cells

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), are at the forefront of cellular therapy, especially in the treatment of a variety of lifestyle diseases.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are found in the bone marrow, dental pulp, adipose tissue and in menstrual blood. However, MSCs obtained from the menstrual blood offer the best potential for clinical translation, as they display high concentrations of stem cell growth factors (up to 10,000 times more).

Here are a few advantages of Menstrual Blood Stem Cells

  • High Potential
    MSCs from menstrual blood, have the future potential to replicate fat, cartilage, bone and skeletal muscle cells. Their potential for regenerative stem cell therapy is very high.
  • Proliferative properties
    These cells are more proliferative and multiply for longer duration without damages to DNA; hence more cells can be obtained on expansion from a small initial number.
  • Multiple Dosages
    Cutting edge lab techniques allow scientists to obtain an unlimited number of purified Mesenchymal Stem Cells from a single sample. This ensures that these valuable cells can be used for therapy more than once.
  • Regulatory approval
    International organizations like the FDA have approved research/clinical trials of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Nearly 100 such trials are underway, with two fast-tracked Phase III trials for commercialization.
  • Ease of administration
    Unlike other cell therapies, MSCs can be administered through a standard IV line making it completely convenient for the clinician and the patient.
  • Safety
    MSCs are well tolerated and adapted when used in stem cell therapy. There have been no reports of toxicity, side effects or fatalities by administering the MSCs.
  • Pain
    Bone marrow donation is an invasive & painful procedure while collecting menstrual blood is harmless, painless and quick.