Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine is an innovative field of healthcare focused on harnessing the body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate damaged tissues and organs. It involves using stem cells, tissue engineering, growth factors, and other techniques to promote healing and repair in conditions ranging from orthopedic injuries to chronic diseases.

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Dr. Christopher Centeno: A Pioneer In Regenerative Medicine And First Recipient Of The ASIPP/TOBI Lutz Excellence Award

We are thrilled to announce that on June 21, 2024, Dr. Christopher Centeno, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Regenexx, was honored as the first recipient of the prestigious Lutz Excellence Award. This award, bestowed by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), recognizes Dr. Centeno’s extraordinary contributions and tireless…read more

Can QC Kinetix Reinvent Itself as a Legit Player Offering Orthobiologics? My Interview with Mitch Sheinkop

I wanted to get this one out the door before I left for my sailing sabbatical. If you read this blog, you know all about QC Kinetix, which has been bombing the national airwaves with ads for orthobiologics delivered by mid-levels in franchise clinics. Recently, I came across a press release naming Mitch Sheinkop, M.D.,…read more

Stem Cell Institute of America Loses FTC Case

If you have read this blog for years, you probably remember Stem Cell Institute of America. They were a chiro clinic that bombed the airwaves across the country, selling miracle cure “stem cell” treatments offered at chiropractic offices by midlevels. A new entry has been logged in that saga, with the FTC winning its case…read more

An Exosome Sales Pitch: Separating Fact from Fiction

I often blog about what I see out there or what people send me. In this case, an exosome sales rep recently hit up a physician colleague. Let’s dive into what the rep wrote and said and debunk many of these claims. Sales Reps You can divide sales reps into two categories. The first is…read more

Rest in Peace Arnie

This week the field of regenerative medicine lost a true luminary and the founder of the field, Arnold Caplan, Ph.D. professor at Case Western, passed away peacefully on January 10th at the age of 80. Today I would like to honor this man who changed so many lives for the better. The GOAT The term…read more

The Sordid Tale of the “World’s Most Advanced” Regen Med Procedures

I’m a pretty outspoken critic of “stem cell” clinics that make claims they can’t prove or go well beyond what’s medically reasonable. Most of the time, I call out a chiropractic or naturopath-run clinic, but sometimes clinics run by physicians make what are, in my opinion, crazy claims. A few years back, I called out…read more

What the Regenerative Medicine Industry Can Learn from the Failed Titanic Sub

As I begin this blog, I’m saddened by the news of the implosion of the Titanic Sub. Like many, I thought there could be some miraculous rescue of these poor souls. My heart goes out to the families of these five people. In medicine, tragedies like this are always used as a learning experience to…read more

Umbilical Cord “Stem Cells”, Harry Aldeson, and the Business of Medicine

I’ve blogged several times about an ND in Utah named Harry Adelson. Harry, IMHO, has always pushed the edge of the regenerative medicine space, not in a good way. I was recently forwarded an advertising email sent by his Docere Clinic that caught my attention because it makes the same claim that our lab and…read more
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