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Stem Cells: An Overview

At WideCells, our mission is to provide you with the most up-to-date, relevant information on stem cells and how they can benefit not just you, but the most precious people in your lives – your family.

So, what are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are essential for the normal health and functioning of the body, during both development and adulthood. For a biological cell to be classified as a stem cell, it must possess two main characteristics:

1. The ability to make copies of themselves. Stem cells can replicate to keep making more stem cells indefinitely, under the right conditions

2. The ability to mature and differentiate into a specialised cell type that has a function relevant to a specific part of the body. Stem cells are constantly maturing into functional cells within our body, allowing the replacement of old dying cells with new healthy ones. The ability of stem cells to replicate and mature into functional cells, can be utilised in the fields of regenerative and experimental medicine, in order to restore or repair damaged tissues and organs.

 

Widecells Group PLC (LON:WDC) are leading a transformation in cord blood banking and stem cell treatment; making cord blood banking more accessible through insurance coverage, and increasing the availability of cord blood for transplants.

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