Wharton’s Jelly can be used in some forms of Regenerative Medicine.
Wharton’s Jelly is a clear gel-like tissue that insulates and protects the umbilical arteries and veins. Wharton’s Jelly has unique characteristics of providing structural support in the body. As a special tissue, it also insulates its surrounding structures. Wharton’s Jelly contains mesenchymal stem cellular (MSC) tissue, growth factors, and other essential components necessary for regeneration. In addition to its amazing reservoir of peptide growth factors that are essential to healing and growth, it consists of high amounts of hyaluronic acid, proteoglycans, and extracellular matrix components (which are mainly collagen).
Wharton’s Jelly is obtained from consenting donors undergoing a full-term, normal C-section delivery by a licensed facility. These non-embryonic tissues undergo comprehensive medical, social, and blood testing prior to procurement. After stringent screening, the tissues are procured, processed, and tested in accordance with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and FDA requirements. This process ensures the highest quality safety standards are met and executed. The final processed Wharton’s Jelly suspension is then vialed and packaged for utilization as an injectable liquid within the office setting.