GeneCell Int'l. delivers new era in tissue engineering -- dental pulp stem cells

Sept. 7, 2011
Company launches dental pulp stem cell services to a panel of more than 80 leading dentists at Robert Morgan Dental Clinic.

GeneCell International, a trusted provider in the processing and preservation of umbilical cord blood, today announced industry-changing technologies that allow for the collection and storage of dental pulp stem cells, a type of multi-potent adult stem cell found in the pulp chamber of teeth, which show a strong potential to treat a variety of diseases. GeneCell’s Director of Research and Laboratory Operations, Dr. Todd Flower, is set to make the announcement in a public forum on Wednesday, September 14, at 1:00 p.m., to a panel of more than 80 leading dentists from South Florida at the Robert Morgan Dental Clinic. GeneCell is the only Cord Blood Processing and Cryogenic Storage Laboratory to offer this cutting-edge, “regenerative medicine” technology and is the only state-of-the-art facility of its kind to be headquartered in Miami, Fla.

“Very much like cord blood, a child’s loose tooth, extracted wisdom and/or adult teeth, and pulpectomy can provide first-rate stem cells that can potentially be used in cellular-therapy-based applications down the road,” said Jose Cirino, operations director, GeneCell. “With more than a decade of experience and deep roots in the Latin American community, we are uniquely poised to help families in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean make informed decisions regarding how they can preserve stem cells for their long-term health.”

Alongside its commitment to educating the public on the benefits of cord blood and dental pulp preservation, GeneCell is committed to being on the forefront of stem cell research. The significance of these cells is that they can differentiate and give rise to many different tissue types, including bone (osteoblasts), fat (adipocytes), cartilage (chondrocytes), muscle (myocytes), and neural cells (including dopaminergic neurons). The fact that these cells can easily be extracted from teeth opens up a new gateway to raw material that can potentially be used in the emerging field of “regenerative or personalized medicine.”

Learn More About This Cutting-edge, “Regenerative Medicine”
During the forum, Dr. Flower will address significant new research and compelling benefits of the collection, processing, cryogenic storage, and science behind dental pulp stem sells. All members of the media and dental community are invited to learn more about this medical breakthrough. Dentists who attend the event will receive one hour of Continuing Education (CE) credit. Event details are as follows:

Robert Morgan Dental Clinic
18180 S.W. 122 Avenue
Wednesday, September 14
1:00p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To reserve your seat, or for more information, please call (305) 382-6737.

About Dental Pulp Stem Cells
One of the major advantages one gets from harvesting stem cells from his own body is that there will be no refusal of these cells when they are harvested and subsequently re-implanted. In the future, medical researchers anticipate being able to use technologies derived from stem cell research to treat a wider variety of diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, heart diseases, liver disease, multiple sclerosis, muscle damage, and many other diseases. The discovery that human dental pulp tissue contains a population of multi-potent mesenchymal dental pulp stem cells with the ability to reproduce quickly for self-renewal and the ability to differentiate into functional odontoblasts has revolutionized dental research and opened new avenues in particular for reparative and reconstructive dentistry and tissue engineering in general.

About GeneCell International
GeneCell International, LLC is a trusted provider in the collection, processing, and storage of adult stem cells from various sources which have the potential to treat a variety of diseases and disorders. Headquartered in Miami, Fla., and with local offices in Central Florida, Colombia, Rhode Island, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Venezuela, GeneCell operates state-of-the-art laboratories and storage facilities for the cord blood of thousands of clients. For more information and to learn more about cord blood banking, visit or