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Amniotic fluid stem cell therapy

At AMNICELL, we deliver breakthroughs to fulfill our promise of using human amniotic fluid as a source of stem cells, and harnessing new technology for innovative treatments that improve healthcare and wellness.

Our initial research focus is on skin disorders. We are developing a novel therapy to treat chronic non-healing wounds. Current treatment options are limited. Chronic non-healing wounds affect 6.5 million people in the United States every year, at an estimated annual cost of US$25 billion.  

We are developing the first new treatment involving amniotic fluid stem cells to accelerate healing and reduce scarring in non-healing wounds. 

Current studies also are underway for new treatments with stem cells for end stage lung disease and diabetes. 

In addition, we are studying the potential of amniotic fluid and stem cell therapy for skin care and hair growth.


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