The company intends to license or provide affiliation of its' proven Biostem MethodTM hair re-growth technology to qualified physicians worldwide.
The executive and medical advisory staff expects to continue to improve the existing technology for hair re-growth. Additionally, the company is seeking to move into stem cell related technology areas such as joint and ligament repair, all centering around regenerative medicine using ethically sourced adult stem cells.
Biostem expects to provide licensing and affiliate opportunities with all new technology that it develops. Biostem also is seeking to partner with companies that have compatible technology that will enhance the services and products offered through its' license and affiliate programs.Regenerative Medicine uses stem cells to renew or repair tissue or organs that have been destroyed or damaged through aging, illness or injury. According to The National Institutes of Health, "tissue engineering in regenerative medicine is an emerging multidisciplinary field involving biology, medicine, and engineering that is likely to revolutionize the ways we improve the health and quality of life for millions of people worldwide by restoring, maintaining, or enhancing tissue and organ function."
Perhaps the greatest achievement to date in regenerative medicine is the creation of a cloned lamb in 1997. The ability to create an entire body from cloned stem cells was established. Specific organ or tissue regeneration is the object of countless research projects around the world. To date, scientists have repaired lost heart tissue, grown new blood veins, created teeth, grown neural and islet cells, repaired or grown new cartilage for knee repair and grown new hair using stem cells. Re-growth of finger tips up to 3/8th of an inch using stem cells is currently used to treat war veterans who have partially lost fingers damaged by explosive devices. Scientists have created sperm from stem cells. This emerging field touches every body part and is discovering new uses constantly.
No controversy here. Cell sources fall into two main categories: embryonic and adult. Embryonic cells are the unity of sperm and egg and in order to use them, the embryo must be destroyed. This destruction has created a major religious/ethical based controversy regarding the destruction of life. Adult cells are the cells that are obtained from all sources other than embryonic. These adult cell sources do not include the destruction of "life" and carry no controversy. Biostem will focus on non-embryonic, adult cell sources.