Stem cells

Multispecialty Task Force Calls on FDA To Expedite Oversight of Cosmetic Stem Cell Treatments

An editorial published in the April issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal makes an urgent plea to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expedite its oversight of companies and clinics offering stem-cell products and therapies and provides recommendations for accreditation and licensure of clinics offering these therapies.

AIVITA Biomedical Appoints Two New Executives

Scott Burell is now chief financial officer of AIVITA Biomedical and Kevin Green is the company’s new vice president of business development.

AIVITA Biomedical is a biotech company specializing in stem cell applications, including ovarian cancer and glioblastoma. The company also manufactures two skincare lines, ROOT OF SKIN and ROOT OF SKIN MD, which include a proprietary actives complex containing the natural ingredients of skin stem cells.

Skin Care: Tensage Dual Eye Care Kit

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Biopelle antiaging eye treatment

The Tensage Growth Factor + Stem Cell Dual Eye Care Kit from Biopelle is a complete regimen that addresses multiple pathways to eye rejuvenation. In the morning, Tensage Radiance Eye Cream repairs, maintains and protects with growth factor, antioxidants and peptides; in the evening, Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream replenishes and restores delicate skin with proteins, retinoids, caffeine, brighteners, peptides and humectants.
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The Science of Antiaging Skin Care

Formulators discuss the science behind the latest antiaging skincare trends.

The most important scientific discovery related to topical skincare products during 2012 may have come from researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden. By using an entirely new experimental approach involving rapidly freezing tiny skin samples and studying them under a low-temperature electron microscope, the team was finally able to describe the stratum corneum at the molecular level. This enables scientists to see, for the first time, how the skin’s barrier function works and how it might be circumvented.

Stem Cells Re-Classified

If stem cells are drugs, what are your responsibilities as a prescribing physician?
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Stem Cells Re-Classified

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently adopted policies that will affect every aesthetic practitioner that employs stem cells in any manner. In a recent mandate, the FDA determined that stems cells are drugs and as such, it has claimed jurisdiction over them.