Stem cell educator
The stem cell educator is a device that is claimed to change or "re-educate" the behavior of human immune cells by placing the subjects cells in close proximity to stem cells, so as to alleviate or cure certain autoimmune diseases.
Cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells (CB-SCs) are isolated from human cord blood and act as educators for the patient's immune cells in the chamber. The hydrophobic material from (USP Class VI) plastic Petri dishes tightly binds CB-SCs without interfering with their immune modulating capability.
- Yong Zhao, Honglan Wang, Theodore Mazzone (Aug 1, 2006). "Identification of stem cells from human umbilical cord blood with embryonic and hematopoietic characteristics" (PDF). Exp Cell Res 312 (13): 2454–2464. doi:10.1016/j.yexcr.2006.04.008. PMID 16716296.
- Yong Zhao, Theodore Mazzone (December 2010). "Human cord blood stem cells and the journey to a cure for type 1 diabetes." (PDF). Autoimmun Rev 10 (2): 103–107. doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2010.08.011. PMID 20728583.
- "Stem cell educator therapy in type 2 diabetes". NCT01415726. U.S. National Institutes of Health. February 16, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012.