|Location ||Comments |
CELLS4HEALTH/ X-CELL CENTER www.cells4health.com
Past (locations shut down by local authorities):
Turkey ; Azerbijan ; Cologne & Dusseldorf, Germany
Update 2012: After the X-cell centers in Germany were shut down by the German Health authorities in 2011 (NEWS), X-cell center has taken back its original name ''Cells4health'' and is now offering Stem Cell treatments in Lebanon. CEO, Mr Kleinbloesem, is former CEO and founder of x-cell center in Germany.
Cells4Health have a record of stem cell therapies administered in Turkey and Azerbijan which have resulted in a loss of function for at least three patients.
Although the CELLS4HEALTH/ X-CELL website and brochures claim efficacy of their treatment for SCI, no data is made available to the scientific community for peer review. A clinical trial was planned to take place as of 2011 to underpin the claimed efficacy but has not taken place so far.
Type of therapy: Bone Marrow Autologous Stem Cells.
Type of therapy: Umbilical Cord Autologous Stems Cells & Intrathecal Bone Marrow Autologous Stem Cells.
Patients are recruited via http://www.stemcellschina.com where anecdotal testimonials are published. However, there is no scientific efficacy data published for their Spinal Cord Injury patients.
dr Geeta Schoff
Type of therapy: Embryonic Stem Cells
Only anecdotal testimonials available from a handful of patients. No scientific data is published by NuTech Mediworld.
Type of therapy: Olfactory Ensheathing Cells (OEC) and Schwann Cells
A double blind randomized clinical trial was performed in 2008-2009 although no results have been published as yet.
Dr Carlos LIMA
Type of therapy: Olfactory Mucosa Autografts
Dr Lima made the following publication in Sept 2009.
The procedure is proven to be safe - However, the efficacy is not yet proven.
DR AL ZOUBI
Type of therapy: Autologous Adult Stem Cells
Transplanted purified stem cells into eight patients (6 males and 2 females) with complete thoracic level injuries. The stem cells were isolated from the blood of the patient (i.e., autologous).
There is currently no scientific data showing efficacy of the treatment.
Pr S. Brukhovetsky
|Moscow, Russia|| Type of therapy: Autologous Adult Stem Cells|
NICHI-IN CENTRE for Regenerative Medicine
|Japan, Chennai India|
Type of therapy: Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells
Only anecdotal information is available in patient testimonials.
SPECTRUM CELL CLINIC
Dr Sunil Waghmare
Type of therapy: Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells using multiple route techniques (anterior spinal artery, intrathecal and intra-lesional).
Only one anecdotal testimonial to date. No scientific data for efficacy.
THERAVITAE CO., Ldt.
Headquarter in Israel
Procedures in Bangkok
|Bangkok, Thailand & Israel||Type of therapy: Autologous Adult Stem Cells|
MEDISTEM INC/ STEM CELL INSTITUTE
Type of therapy: Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells and Human Umbilical Cord Blood.
Cells are administered intravenously and intraethically. A course of 16 injections over the a 4-week period is standard.
Anecdotal patient testimonials are available at http://www.cellmedicine.com/testimonials/?catid=14
TIANTAN PUHUA HOSPITAL
|Beijing, China||Type of therapy: Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells|
Type of therapy: Umbilical Cord Blood derived Stem Cells
Cells are administered by one of a combination of a) transplanting directly into the site of injury b) intravenous injection c) intraethically via lumbar puncture or d) directly into the brain via a stereotactic brain injection.
Anecdotal data available showing 98 patients out of 136 have shown significant results using the CT-guided stem cell transplant.
STEM CELL REJUVENATION CENTRE
Type of therapy: Autologous Adipose Stroma-derived Stem Cells
Cells are administered intraethically via lumbar puncture.
To date there has not been any evidence of efficacy via scientific or anecdotal channels.
|Dominican Republic, US, Georgia and Germany|
Type of therapy: Human Fetal Stem Cells.Cells are administered intravenously (blood stream) or subcutaneously (under skin).
There are number of anecdotal patient testimonials on the website. There is very little evidence of efficacy.
There is also a BBC report on this clinic. See here: