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Amniotic fluid is a rich source of stem cells – that can now be harvested

Amniotic fluid, the protective liquid surrounding an unborn baby, is discarded as medical waste during caesarean section deliveries. However, there is increasing evidence that this fluid is a source of valuable biological material, including stem cells with the potential for use in cell therapy and regenerative medicine. A team of scientists and clinicians at Lund University in Sweden have now developed a multi-step method, including a unique collection device and new cell harvesting and processing techniques, that enables term amniotic fluid to be safely harvested for large quantities of cells. Source: Lund University

The potential of amniotic fluid stem cells

The University College London (UCL) Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine brings together 185 research groups across UCL and the MRC NIMR, with a common interest in all aspects of stem cells, tissue engineering, repair and regeneration and the development of their therapeutic and biotechnological potential.