Wednesday, December 09, 2009

StemSave – a brand to watch because "human imagination is always ahead of the advance of technology"

This blog was written by Norah Wei Tang, a global communications and marketing research intern at Stinson Brand Innovation, and a survey project assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago

StemSave is now offering to bank your own cells. The promise of stem cells has been in scientists’ imagination for a long time, yet what StemSave does seems to make a step forward to making the potentials of stem cell technology become more real.

The New York-based company can harvest stem cells from human teeth and preserve them in the lab to keep cells alive.

Some experts call it insurance against the uncertainty of the future and there are already people lining up for the procedure. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discovered stem cells in teeth and stem cell research is envisioned to eventually treat conditions like diabetes, heart disease, leukemia, and more.

However, experts cautiously suggest that this kind of procedure is still not essentially efficient as it is neither cost-effective nor energy-efficient. But it could be a timely opportunity to secure and store the family’s own unique stem cells to treat future disease or injury. After all, human imagination is always ahead of the advance of technology.

For more information, view the company website.

You can also click here to read their blog.

1 comment:

Wei (Norah) said...

Thanks so much for the credit. Great learning experience at Stinson.