The Fortier Lab offers stem cell processing for Cornell hospital patients and the patients of referring veterinarians. Stem cell therapy has been successfully used clinically to treat injuries involving tendons, ligaments, and cartilage by preventing the progression of lesions, producing greater organization of collagen fibers, decreasing inflammatory infiltrate, and increasing cell recruitment. Stem cells can speed up healing after an injury and make the repairs stronger.
With each bone marrow aspirate sample, a total of four 10-million cell doses will be obtained for treatment and long term storage. Since multiple treatments can enhance response to therapy, there are notable benefits to culture and expansion, including a significant increase in stem cell numbers in 2-3 weeks providing doses from 10-40 million cells, resulting in multiple doses without collecting additional bone marrow.
Stem cell banking allows for cultured stem cells to be cryopreserved and readily available if an injury occurs. Stored stem cells can be quickly thawed, shipped and ready for injection within 72-96 hours with no additional collection required. Storage is included in any stem cell expansion order.
Fortier Lab Stem Cell Laboratory Services:
• Bone Marrow Collection for stem cell processing
• Culture and expansion of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow
• Preparation of therapeutic doses of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow
• Cryopreservation and long term storage
Forms to download:
Collecting and Shipping Bone Marrow Aspirate (PDF)
Submission Form (PDF)