BRTX develops products and medical procedures using cell and tissue protocols, primarily involving adult stem cells, including pursuant to the following programs:
· brtxDISC™ (Disc Implanted Stem Cells) is an investigational non-surgical treatment for protruding, bulging and herniated lumbar discs that is intended for patients who have failed non-invasive procedures and face the prospect of surgery. The treatment involves culturing a patient’s own stem cells and then delivering them via a proprietary medical device to the damaged region of the disc in an outpatient procedure.
· ThermoStem® is a treatment using brown fat stem cells that is under development for metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity. Initial preclinical research indicates that increased amounts of brown fat in the body may be responsible for additional caloric burning as well as reduced glucose and lipid levels.
· brtx-C Cosmetic is based on the development of a human cellular extract that has been demonstrated in in vitro skin studies to increase the production of collagen and fibronectin, which are proteins that are essential to combating the aging of skin. Potential cosmetic uses are being explored with third parties.
BRTX also offers plant stem cell-based facial creams and beauty products under the Stem Pearls® brand.
Every human being has stem cells in his or her body. These cells exist from the early stages of human development until the end of a person’s life. Throughout our lives, our body continues to produce stem cells that regenerate to produce differentiated cells that make up various aspects of the body such as skin, blood, muscle and nerves. These are generally referred to as adult stem cells (non-embryonic). These cells are important for the purpose of medical therapies aiming to replace lost or damaged cells or tissues or to otherwise treat disorders.
BRTX is developing medical procedures using cell and tissue protocols, primarily involving adult stem cells (non-embryonic), designed for patients to undergo minimally invasive cellular-based treatments. As more and more cellular-based therapies become standard of care, BRTX intends to focus on the unity of medical and scientific explanations for future clinical procedures and outcomes and the provision of adult stem cells for future personal medical applications. Among the initiatives that BRTX is currently pursuing is brtxDISC™ (Disc Implanted Stem Cells) Program. BRTX has obtained a license that permits use of technology for adult stem cell treatment of disc and spine conditions, including protruding, bulging and herniated discs. The technology is an advanced stem cell injection procedure that may offer relief from lower back pain
, buttock and leg pain, and numbness and tingling in the legs and feet. Another technology being developed is ThermoStem® Program. This pre-clinical program involves the use of brown fat in connection with the cell-based treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity as well as hypertension, other metabolic disorders and cardiac deficiencies. See “Disc/Spine Program” and “Brown Adipose (Fat) Program”.
BRTX also offers stem cell derived cosmetic and skin care products. Pursuant to the brtx-C Cosmetic Program, BRTX has developed an ingredient derived from human adult stem cells which can be used by third party companies in the development of their own skin care products. Separately, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stem Pearls, LLC, they offer facial creams and other skin care products with certain ingredients that may include plant stem cells and/or other plant derived stem cell optimization or regenerative compounds.
BRTX is concentrating on an initiative for the development of a stem cell delivery system designed to deliver cells and other potential therapeutic material to the spine and discs, as well as the development of appropriate stem cells to be used for transplantation into a disc. They intend to advance the design of the stem cell delivery device and enhance the therapeutic protocols in preparation for clinical trials related to the treatment of protruding, bulging and herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.
An informational video on BRTX can be found at: http://direct.nbtequitiesresearch.com/video/nbt-biorestorative-1