What is Peristem™
Peristem™ program offers parents the option to bank a new type of stem cell that is found in the tissues surrounding the blood vessels of the baby’s umbilical cord. These cells are called mesenchymal stem cells and are the building blocks of the structural tissues (bone, cartilage, muscle, and fibrous tissues) of our body.
Peristem™ stem cells could be used in the treatment of conditions such as degenerative arthritis, heart disease, traumatic injuries, birth defects, burns, liver disease, MS, autoimmune diseases (such as Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis) and some cancers. Together with cord blood stem cells, they could enhance the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma and other diseases.